CNA Staff, Jan 5, 2021 / 09:30 am
The Croatian bishops' conference is donating over $1 million in emergency aid to victims of the country's December earthquake.
The money will go to help the most in need in the Diocese of Sisak and the Archdiocese of Zagreb, after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck eastern Central Croatia on Dec. 29.
According to the conference's secretary general, Fr. Krunoslav Novak, the bishops will approve further monetary assistance at an upcoming meeting. The bishops are also setting up temporary housing for those whose homes were destroyed, in partnership with Caritas Croatia and the Order of Malta.
"The church will not leave its faithful, even when the spotlight goes out, when new worries come," Novak told Croatian Catholic radio station HKR.