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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Croatia at the Vatican

This morning the Holy Father, Pope Francis received in audience, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, His Excellency Dragan Čović, Croatian Member of the Collegial Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State, His Eminence, Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed for the good bilateral relations, consolidated by the Basic Agreement of 2006, and the parties considered the situation of the country, the challenges it finds itself facing and its European aspirations, with an exchange of views on themes of interest such as peace, reconciliation, inter-religious dialogue and the presence of the Catholic community in the country.

Attention then turned to various situations in currently international political affairs, with special reference to the regional context.
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