Officials Wish Merry Christmas to Orthodox Christians

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ZAGREB, January 6, 2019 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Saturday wished a merry Christmas to Orthodox Christians celebrating it under the Julian calendar, saying that diversity connects and enriches every community.

“Encouraged by the spirit of Christmas, let’s remember that diversity connects and enriches every community. Love and tolerance instruct us to contribute, through mutual understanding, respect and joint action, to an inclusive and progressive society for the well-being of all citizens of our homeland,” Plenković said in his note to Orthodox believers, calling Christmas a big Christian holiday of peace, hope and unity.

Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Saturday wished a happy Christmas to all Orthodox believers who celebrate it according to the Julian calendar, on January 7, saying he wished for the Christmas atmosphere to give everyone more unity and determination as well as cooperation, dialogue and tolerance in society.

Jandroković said in a note that Christmas “celebrates faith, hope and life, giving all believers strength and optimism.”

“May the atmosphere of Christmas gift us all more unity and determination so that, in the spirit of cooperation, dialogue and tolerance in society, we can continue to build our homeland as a prosperous country for all our citizens.”

More news on the religion in Croatian can be found in our Lifestyle section.


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