Canonisation

PM understands Pope's desire to bring Catholic and Orthodox Christians closer on Stepinac

"I think the process will start this summer and it is important to us that it is completed as soon as possible. Cardinal Stepinac is part of our identity," Oreskovic told the press after a 30-minute tête-à-tête meeting with the Holy Father.

PM hails Pope's decision to include SPC in consultations on Stepinac

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, during a visit to the Vatican on Thursday, expressed hope that the process of canonisation of the Blessed Alojzije Stepinac would begin this summer and finish as soon as possible, welcoming the Pope's decision to include the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) in the process.

FM optimist over Stepinac canonisation

Asked by reporters whether the date of Stepinac's canonisation would be made known, Kovac said that the talks would focus on the entire process. "I think that the prime minister and Holy Father will discuss that topic tete a tete. Personally, I'm an optimist."