Monday, April 18, 2011

Pope B16 to visit Croatia!

This announcement from the Vatican, 3 days after the guilty verdicts

Schedule set for Pope's June visit to Croatia April 18, 2011

The Vatican has released the full schedule for a trip by Pope Benedict XVI to Croatia, to take place June 4-5.

The trip—the Pontiff’s first foreign trip of this year—will coincide with the National Day for Croatian Families.

The Holy Father will leave Rome on Saturday morning, June 4, and arrive at Zagreb’s Pleso airport at 11. After a welcoming ceremony he will go to the presidential palace to meet with President Ivo Josipovic, then to the residence of the apostolic nuncio, where he will meet with Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor. Saturday evening the Pope will meet with community leaders in Zagreb, then preside at a prayer vigil for young people.

On Sunday morning, June 5, the Pope will preside at Mass for the National Day for Croatian Families at a stadium in Zagreb. After lunch with the country’s bishops he will lead a Vespers service for clergy and religious at the city’s cathedral, and pray at the tomb of Blessed Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac. Then he will meet with Cardinal Josip Bozanic, and travel from the cardinal’s residence to the airport for his return flight to Rome.

Here's the schedule:

Monday, April 18, 2011
- Following is the program of Benedict XVI's apostolic trip to Croatia - scheduled for 4 - 5 June - for the National Day of Croatian Families.

The Pope will leave at 9:30am on Saturday, 4 June, from Rome's Fiumicino Airport and will land at Pleso International Airport in Zagreb at 11:00am. After the welcoming ceremony, a courtesy visit will be made to Ivo Josipovic, the President of the Republic, at the presidential palace, following which the Pope will meet with Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor at the apostolic nunciature at 1:50pm. At 6:15pm, in the National Croatian Theater of Zagreb, he will meet with representatives of civil society, the political, academic, cultural, and business world, the diplomatic corps, and religious figures. At 7:30pm, in Josip Jelacic Square, he will preside over a prayer vigil with the Croatian youth.

On Sunday, 5 June, at 10:00am, he will celebrate Holy Mass on the National Day of Croatian Families in the Zagreb Hippodrome. At 2:00pm he will have lunch at the new offices of the Secretary of the Croatian Bishops' Council with the Croatian and other invited bishops. At 5:00pm he will presided over vespers with the bishops, priests, religious, and seminarians and will pray at the tomb of Blessed Aloysius Viktor Stepinac at Zagreb's Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to St. Stephen. When finished there he will meet with Cardinal Josip Bozanic, archbishop of Zagreb, at his residence, and at 7:15pm will travel to Pleso Airport where, at 7:45pm he will make the return flight to Rome. The flight is scheduled to land at Rome's Ciampino Airport at 9:15pm.

PV-CROATIA/ VIS 20110418 (270)
Published by VIS - Holy See Press Office - Monday, April 18, 2011


avles said...

Like seventy years ago also today priests of Rome in the squares to fire modern Ustase:

"Culprits are not in The Hague"
Among the speaker also the bishop of Gospić, Mile Bogovic and representatives of associations of war veterans between 1990 and 1996, Mario Max Slavičak, which, as the main culprits for the Hague verdict listed Mesić, Pusić, Sanader, as well as the current President Josipovič. Slavičak he said, the biggest culprits are not in Le Hague or London, but much closer, they are in Pantovčak and in Mark's Square. "They are among us from the first day of the foundation of this country," he added. The crowd chanted slogans all the time "treason! Treason!" and "In the fight!". On stage, he appeared as singer the ill-famed Marko Perkovic Thompson (**).

Sunday, April 17, 2011
"Together 1995"

avles said...

In the opposite direction it worked the Serbian ultra-nationalists of the circle of general Petar Živković, whose assassination of Croatian member of Yugoslav's parliament inside the same parliament, led to the dictaturial government of the same general supported by the Slovenian Jesuit priest as well interior minister Anton Korošec (*). If you don't take in consideration such backgrounds of Yugoslavia, and the deep work of the Jesuits (helped by other subjects of course like Masons etc.) in to put Croats and Serbs one against the other, all along the twenties and thirties, you will never understand anything else than a perfect absolute Zero.

Monday, April 25, 2011