Prayer and Commemorative Event in Front of the Zagreb Cathedral


On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day a prayer and commemorative meeting was organised on 24 January by Archdiocese of Zagreb and Jewish Informative and Educational Centre Hatikvah, with participation of Archbishop Josip Bozanić. It was held in front of the Zagreb Cathedral. In attendance at the event were representatives of Jewish communities, a Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković, as well as envoys representing high state officials and members of the diplomatic corps, a Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić and others.

During the prayer, a 60-metre banner was displayed on the cathedral facade, inscribed with Isaiah 5:56, reading in Croatian and Hebrew the following quote:

„I will give them, in my house and within my walls, a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; an eternal name, which shall not be cut off, will I give them“.


Photo caption: Archdiocese of Zagreb/Zagrebačka nadbiskupija