(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received Prime Minister Andrej Plenković of Croatia in private audience in the Vatican on Saturday. The Holy See’s Press office issued a communique saying Plenković later met Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin along with Under-Secretary for Relations with States. Msgr. Antoine Camilleri.
The Press Office said that during the “cordial discussions”, the two sides expressed “appreciation for the good relations that exist between the Holy See and the Republic of Croatia, and for the positive contribution of the Church to the life of the Country.” “Mention was made also of the work of the mixed Commission of Croatian and Serbian experts for a joint rereading of the figure of the Blessed Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac.”
During the talks, the Holy See and Croatia exchanged views “on some themes of mutual interest, including the future of the European project and the regional context, with particular reference to the situation of the Croatian people in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”