Zagreb Archbishop: People in Croatia cry for well-being, unity, cooperation

Celebrating Christmas Eve Mass, Zagreb Archbishop Cardinal Josip Bozanic said that Christmas strengthened solidarity and cooperation in Croatia and that people in Croatia were crying for well-being, renewed togetherness and stronger cooperation.

The service in Zagreb Cathedral was attended by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, outgoing Parliament Speaker Josip Leko, Prime Minister-Designate Tihomir Oreskovic, and Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic, among others.

Christmas teaches us hope and encourages us to stand up for hope, the archbishop said, adding that this hope does not accept offers which diminish human dignity nor agree to shallowness and impersonality.

Christmas also points to responsibility, notably for children and youth, for the elderly, the infirm and the sick, for all of Croatia, the cardinal said.

"A Christian must not act as though world events don't concern them. This Christmas too we will pray... for ourselves, for our family, for relatives, friends and acquaintances, for the needy, the sick and the elderly, for unity in our homeland and for peace in the world," he said, wishing all believers a merry Christmas.

Last update: Fri, 25/12/2015 - 14:35
Author: 

More from Croatia

Croatian PM: Probe launched into leak of embassy's note on president's US visit

Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday it was highly unusual for notes of the Croatian Embassy in Washington...

Unionists surprised by hiring of Deloitte to analyse refinery business

The trade unionists representing workers at the Sisak oil refinery on Thursday showed restraint in their comments,...

Austria's Supernova takes over four shopping centres in Croatia

The Supernova Group has taken over four Croatian shopping centres -- the Garden Mall in Zagreb, the retail parks in...

Spar exports EUR 60mn worth of Croatian products in 2016

The value of Croatian products marketed abroad last year by the Spar Croatia retail chain exceeded 60 million euros...

INA and Deloitte to analyse options for sustainable business at Sisak

The INA oil company has chosen the Deloitte consulting firm to identify and analyse options for sustainable business...