Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova

Bleiburg tragedy, Way of the Cross commemorated

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Gordan Grlić Radman, as the envoy of the prime minister, on Saturday at Zagreb’s Mirogoj Cemetery attended a commemoration of the 77th anniversary of the Bleiburg tragedy and the Way of the Cross.
Together with Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković, the minister laid a wreath to honour the innocent victims, tortured and killed with no trial.
The Catholic prayer was held by Croatian Bishops Conference Secretary-General Krunoslav Novak, while the Islamic dua was held by imam of the Zagreb Mosque Mersad Kreštić.
This year’s commemoration was organised by the Bleiburg Guard of Honour and co-organised by the Croatian Bishops Conference under the patronage of the Croatian Parliament. Masses were also held in the Church of Croatian Martyrs in Udbina and the Bleiburg Parochial Church. Croatian Ambassador to Austria Daniel Glunčić, as the envoy of the parliament speaker and the prime minister, laid a wreath at the Loibacher Field.

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