Speaking at the central Mass on the occasion of the Assumption in the Marija Bistrica Marian shrine, he said, among other things, that the ongoing pandemic showed that strong civil friendship and unity were necessary and that people were responsible for one another.
“That’s why today we pray for all those ill with coronavirus as well as those caring for them, notably the medical staff.”
The cardinal also said the Feast of the Assumption led to a better understanding that every conception and birth of a human being was a gift to the mother, the family and the community.
Among those attending the service were Veterans Minister Tomo Medved and Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets Minister Darko Horvat.
Today is also the 50th anniversary of the declaration of Marija Bistrica as the Croatian National Marian Shrine.
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