Проповеди Иоанна Павла II
Croatian National Pilgrimage
EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION FOR THE CROAT NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE
HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II
30 April 1979
Dear brothers in the Episcopate,
"Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ" (cf. Gal 1:3). "With open arms I press you to me and welcome you with fatherly love" (Letter from Pope John VIII to the Croat people and clergy: Mansi, Sacrorum Conciliorum collectio, XVII, 126) here, on St Peter's Tomb, on the occasion of the significant anniversary of the Croats' profession of fidelity to the Holy See, which is at the same time the memory of the fatherly good will towards you of the Successors of St Peter.