In their conversation, they spoke of the very good and friendly relationship between the Republic of Croatia and the Holy See.
Zagreb, (IKA) - On October 30, the President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, met with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. In their conversation, they spoke of the very good and friendly relationship between the Republic of Croatia and the Holy See. The President of the Republic of Croatia recalled her meeting with the Holy Father and repeated her invitation for Pope Francis to visit the Republic of Croatia, expressing the hope that this could be possible in the near future, and mentioned that the Croatian nation would particularly rejoice if this could be in the context of the canonization of Blessed Alojzije Stepinac. Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin spoke of the role of the Republic of Croatia in promoting the stability and European perspectives of its neighboring countries in Southeastern Europe. Both sides expressed concern about the position of the Croatian people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, stressing the need for equality among all the three constituent nations in order to ensure that Croats can remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The significance of the political reforms and amendments to the electoral legislation were singled out. There was also discussion about the significance of promoting constructive dialogue about key social issues, such as the demographic situation and educational reform, where the role of the Catholic Church is of particular importance, according to the statement published on the website of the Office of the President.