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In the Roman Catholic Church, an ad limina apostolorum or simply an ad limina visit, refers to the canonical obligation of residential diocesan bishops and certain prelates with territorial jurisdiction, to visit the thresholds of the tombs of the Apostles, Saints Peter and Paul.

The visit also includes a meeting with the Pope and the representatives of the Holy See to report on the state of their respective dioceses or prelatures. The Croatian Bishops started their visit on Monday by holding mass near the grave of St. Peter. Mass was led by the President of the Croatian Bishop’s Conference, Msgr. Želimir Puljić. The bishops then unveiled a plaque in the basilica bearing a written testament in Latin about the history of the connection between the Croat people and the Holy See.

Source: HRT