CNA Staff, Apr 19, 2021 / 04:00 am
The Croatian government is offering college scholarships to young Christians at risk of persecution.
The country’s education and foreign ministries have invited Christian students from developing countries to apply for the scholarships by May 17.
The scholarships are the result of an amendment to the state budget proposed by Marijana Petir, an independent member of Croatia’s parliament, and accepted by the government in November.
“The planned funding of 1.5 million kuna ($237,000, 200,000 euros) is intended for scholarships for young people who are persecuted for their faith in a way that allows them to study in Croatia and gain knowledge and then return to their homeland where they will help build their communities and a democratic and tolerant society,” Petir told CNA.