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01 03.2013.

Head Krstičević visited Croatian pastoral office in Frankfurt am Main

As part of his official visit to the Croatian communities in Germany, mr. sc. Daria Krsticevic Head of the State Office for Croats abroad visited Croatian pastoral office in Frankfurt am Main.

Head Krstičević his hosts, delegates to the Croatian faithful in Germany, Fr. Ivica Komadina and associates met with the activities of the State Office for Croats abroad, whose jurisdiction covers the area of relations by the Republic of Croatia with Croats living outside of its borders.

State Office will, said Head Krstičević systematically provide for the protection of the rights and interests of Croats living outside the Croatia, will work to strengthen the Croatian community in the world, the preservation and strengthening of identity, establishing, maintaining and promoting the relationship and in cooperation with other relevant ministries will create conditions for the return of migrants to their homeland and their integration into the economic and social life, and they provide the maximum assistance if they decide to invest in the Republic of Croatia.

Head Krstičević added that the State office in constant communication and contacts with Croatian communities abroad, as well as the Croatian diplomatic and consular missions, joint work systematically on identifying problems and helping to strengthen Croatian communities.

"Because the Croats outside the Croatia, in the countries where they live, have different positions and needs, the government will work with all relevant Croatian institutions and have different approaches depending on the community" said Head Krstičević.

During the meeting, head Krstičević expressed gratitude to Croatian pastors and Catholic missions, which have made an immeasurable contribution to the preservation of the Croatian language and culture and which are to the Croats - Catholics around the world giving support for all occasions. "Croatian Catholic Mission, which were created as an expression of the spiritual care of the Church for its members emigrated - believers have become subjects, not only spiritual life, but also the cultural immigrant life as evidenced through their life stories, many believers. They were, then and today necessary and vital to the Croatian emigrants-believers, because they provide a space in which to gather, they work on the preservation of Croatian ethnicity, Croatian language, and cultural and religious identity. Therefore, I sincerely thank you for everything that you done and I also invite you to cooperate to successfully accomplish a common goal - the preservation of Croatian identity and connection Croats, wherever they live, "said Head Krstičević.

Delegate Fr. Komadina said that they expect good cooperation with State Office: "Our office is available to the State Office for Croats abroad so that we can deepen our cooperation, with joint activities, for the good of the faithful entrusted to us, but also the Croats living in Germany. Within our means our office is ready to cooperate, "said Delegate Fr. Komadina who also thanking the diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Croatia in Germany for their support and cooperation.


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