Head Krstičević welcomed Croatian priests and pastoral associates from the Croatian Catholic Mission in Western Europe
Croatian Catholic Mission are holders, not only spiritual, but also the cultural immigrant life
Mr.sc Daria Krsticevic, Head of the State Office of Croats abroad attended the opening of the annual pastoral meeting on "Right to work and unemployment in modern societies," which will be held in Tuheljske Toplice, from 8. to 12. October, organized by the Croatian pastoral office in Frankfurt am Main.
On this occasion, Head Krstičević accentuated that, putting into focus the urgent problems, the Croatian Catholic church, Croatian priests and pastoral associates,
once again proved to be actively involved in social events, reflect on the problems and challenges faced by its members and uncompromising struggle for the rights of those who are the most endangered.
Head Krstičević also emphasized the role of the Croatian Catholic Mission in preserving the Croatian language and culture abroad. "While we still have not had the Croatian state, the Croatian Catholic Mission have provided all kinds of help and support to our people . They were built as an expression of spiritual care of the Church for its members emigrated - believers, and become holders, not only spiritual life, but also the cultural immigrant life as evidenced many believers through their life stories. They were, then and today necessary and vital to the Croatian emigrants-believers, because they provide a space in which to gather, work on the preservation of Croatian ethnicity, Croatian language, and cultural and religious identity. "
Head Krstičević expressed gratitude to all of them, and also urged them to cooperate in order to successfully accomplish a common goal - the preservation of Croatian identity and connection Croats, wherever they lived.