Easter Mass Celebrated at Zagreb Cathedral

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Source: Archbishopric of Zagreb

Croatian leadership attended the Easter Mass in the Zagreb cathedral.

Many Catholic faithful, including Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, attended the Easter mass at the Zagreb cathedral led by Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanić. After the mass, Plenković told reporters said that the Cardinal’s sermon was “inspired” and that there was a need for optimism and positive energy in the Croatian society, reports Jutarnji List on April 16, 2017.

“I wish everyone a blessed and happy Easter, the greatest Christian holiday. I think we have been filled with warmth thanks to the inspiring sermon of Cardinal Bozanić who pointed out that this is the moment when we need the strength and optimism and energy to do well. And we all need less pessimism, less malice, as he said in his homily,” said Plenković after the mass. He added that he would carry two thoughts from the cardinal’s Easter sermon – try to do good and try to bring optimism and positive energy to the Croatian society.

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Deputy Speaker of Parliament Gordan Jandroković said after the mass that Easter is a great day for every believer. He commented on the sermon saying that Cardinal Bozanić “very nicely pointed out what we currently need – more love, harmony, mutual respect and tolerance, and less negative thoughts.” “And less malice, which the Cardinal emphasized,” said Jandroković.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Željko Reiner said that the Easter message is always a message of peace, love and hope, “a message of belief that we can actually do much better.”

President of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Zvonko Kusić said that the message of Easter was that people should not call for vengeance, but for forgiveness, and for hope and renewal. “There is always hope for renewal, and justice and love always win in the end,” said Kusić.

He added that the message of the Passion is often forgotten. “It shows that in life we ​​have to make an effort, that nothing can be skipped.” “Nothing major can be accomplished without passion, and we all tend to forget that in the everyday life,” said the president of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.


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