Posts Tagged ‘Croatia’

Church fires in three nations linked to canonisation row

Friday, May 6th, 2016

There are fears that fires in Orthodox churches in Australia, the United States and Russia at Easter are part of a row over a dead Croatian cardinal. Fires occurred at the churches in New York, Melbourne, Sydney and in Russia during the Orthodox Easter last month. Officials fear the fires may have been started in Read more

Priest continues to minister despite drink driving killing

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

A Catholic priest has been allowed to minister in a Melbourne church despite being convicted of killing a man in a drink driving incident in Croatia. Fr Josip Vranjies, 55, is believed to have used a network of powerful figures within the Croatian Catholic Church and Croatian government to help in his case. The priest Read more

Church in Croatia fights government over sex education

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

The introduction of sex education classes in Croatia’s schools has sparked a bitter row between the Catholic Church and the centre-left government. “Peace in our homeland is at stake,” declared Archbishop Josip Bozanic of Zagreb as opponents of the curriculum change claim it will promote pornography, promiscuity and homosexuality. Deputy Bishop Valentin Poziac compared the Read more