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This March, the Croatian province had the pleasure and joy of hosting Fr. General Arturo Sosa.

One of the main reasons for Fr. General's visit to Croatia was the commemoration event of the 350th anniversary of the University of Zagreb founded on pre-existing Jesuit faculties, as well as the 30th anniversary of the Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy and Religious Sciences in Zagreb. Attending, were also the Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanić, the Vice-President of the Croatian Parliament, Mr Željko Reiner, the Minister of Science and Education of Republic of Croatia, Mrs Blaženka Divjak, the rector of the University of Zagreb, Mr Damir Boras and other dignitaries. This day of celebration ended with a meeting between Fr. Sosa and the Croatian Jesuits, during which Father General presented the four universal apostolic preferences.

The second day was marked by a trip to Osijek to meet the professors and students of the Jesuit Classical Gymnasium. Later, Fr. Sosa presided over a Eucharistic celebration at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Zagreb, where Fr. Hrvoje Mravak, Fr. Mate Samardžić and Br. Ivan Olujić took their final vows. The celebration was followed by an encounter with lay collaborators and benefactors of different Ignatian institutions, associations and works.

Fr. General's last day kicked off with a meeting with the mayor of Zagreb, Mr Milan Bandić. Last but not the least, he shared a moment with the elderly Jesuits at the infirmary before heading to the European Center for Jesuit Formation to meet the young Jesuits living there.

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