ZAGREB, Aug 15, 2020 – In his sermon in the Marian shrine of Marija Bistrica, held on Saturday on the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption, Zagreb Archbishop Josip Bozanic said that the family was the institution that had borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Brothers and sisters, as I look at you here, I can see that families prevail. We can say that the family is the institution that has borne the brunt of the crisis in recent months and that it has saved us. When everything stopped, the family remained,” Bozanic told the faithful who gathered in Marija Bistrica for the central, open-air mass on the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption.
“It is interesting that at a time when attempts are being made to devalue family as an institution, we are again returning to that basic unit of human society. The family saves us,” said the dignitary, among other things.