17:10 / 16.04.2022.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Croatian state leaders convey Easter greetings

Andrej Plenković, Zoran Milanović, Gordan Jandroković

Andrej Plenković, Zoran Milanović, Gordan Jandroković

Foto: PIXSELL / HRT

President Zoran Milanović conveyed Easter greetings to citizens and said that in these difficult times, when peace is seriously threatened, this greatest Christian holiday must remind us that kindness, solidarity and love of your neighbor are the most important, not only religious, but also universal secular principles.

Croatian President Zoran Milanović

Croatian President Zoran Milanović

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“Easter, the greatest Christian holiday, has always brought people faith in the victory of light and good, as well as hope for a new beginning. This year,” said the Croatian President, “we welcome him not only with the still unhealed consequences of earthquakes and pandemics, but also exposed to challenges and threats to peace, threats that we all believed were far behind us.”


“Faced again with sufferings of war and suffering of the people in Europe, which is our common home, all of us in Croatia very much recognize the importance and value of peace among peoples and nations. That is why in these difficult times, when peace is seriously endangered, Easter must remind us that kindness, solidarity and love of your neighbor are the most important, not only religious, but also universal secular principles,” said President Zoran Milanović.


“The Easter holidays for believers are also a time to face one's own decisions when you need to question your actions. Let us accept,” he said, “the principles of goodness and love as a way to strengthen mutual solidarity and understanding, in the hope that all people will spend the greatest Christian holiday in peace and joy, surrounded by family and friends.”


“To all of you who celebrate in Croatia and abroad, to our fellow citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I wish a happy and blessed Easter,” said Croatian President Zoran Milanović in his Easter greeting.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković

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Prime Minister Andrej Plenković also conveyed an Easter greeting in which he emphasized solidarity with the most needy in our society, as well as with all those who face a threat to their own lives and freedom as fundamental human values in the conditions of war and aggression against Ukraine.


“In the light of the greatest Christian holiday, I wish everyone a happy Easter, with plenty of health, peace, love and family togetherness. We are especially in our thoughts in solidarity with the most needy in our society, as well as with all those who in the conditions of war and aggression against Ukraine face a threat to their own lives and freedom as fundamental human values ", reads Prime Minister Plenković's Easter message.


“The power of Christ's resurrection gives us faith and hope to overcome all difficulties and challenges we face, as well as build better mutual understanding and respect in our society,” added the Prime Minister, emphasizing that we are especially called to care for the future and survival of the Croatian people, for which is a key prerequisite is demographic revitalization of the country.


“May your homes be filled with peace and bliss,” said Plenković and on behalf of the Government and personally wished everyone a happy and blessed Easter.

Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković

Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković

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Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković pointed out in his Easter greeting that Easter is a holiday that promotes peace, forgiveness and mercy and called on people to remember those who suffer and lost hope and joy to live in a time of rapid change, uncertainty and war in Ukraine.


“I wish all Croatians in the homeland and the world and all Croatian citizens a happy and blessed Easter. Easter is a holiday of eternal hope, faith and love where life conquers death and light darkness. The Feast of Easter strengthens our faith and shows the path of personal renewal and rebirth, and encourages us to face all challenges in order to achieve the victory of good over evil with the strength of our spirit. Driven by Easter joy, we celebrate life and togetherness,” said Jandroković.


“Easter is also a family holiday and shows the importance of family blessing and special care for children and young people, for whom the last two years marked by the pandemic and earthquakes have been very demanding. This greatest Christian holiday also invites us to strengthen unity, mutual respect and appreciation of diversity, and to strengthen solidarity and care for the dignified life of every human being.


Jandroković pointed out that in the atmosphere of Easter the words of Pope Francis are especially inspiring: "Let us embrace the grace of Christ's resurrection! Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let Jesus love us, let the power of his love transform our lives; May God be able to soak this earth, protect the whole created world and let justice and peace flourish.”


“With these inspiring thoughts, I wish you once again a happy and blessed Easter among your families and loved ones,” was the greeting sent by the Croatian Parliament Speaker for Easter.


Source: HRT

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