Croatia's defense ministry donated the World War II ship, which was used by Nazi Germany to transport tanks and infantry. The ship was given to communist Yugoslavia after 1945 as part of war compensation.
About 90 percent of Croatia's 4.4 million people are Roman Catholics. The country gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
.- A Catholic monastery will adapt a former Nazi ship into a sailing church for youth. The “floating church” is intended to be used for as a venue for church-sponsored youth activities, reported Jutarnji List newspaper.