A bell intended for the Holy Mass that will be led by Pope Francis on 6th June at stadium Kosevo in Sarajevo, will be delivered from Zagreb on 1st June, and after Pope’s visit will adorn the belfry of the new parish church f Saint Ignatius of Loyola at Grbavica, as said by the parish, Kresimir Djakovic.
He emphasized that the bell was cast in the foundry of Josip Trzec in Zagreb, and is a present of the company Metal product and family of Stjepan Safran from Zagreb.
“I am very proud that the bell will adorn my parish. I was present during the casting of the bell and I blessed it, This is a precious gift for us, because the bill is worth 20.000 BAM in sales“, said parish Djakovic.
Otherwise, the bell weighs 320 kilograms and during the ringing, it will make a ton H which will give it a specific clarity of sound. Its diameter is 826 millimeters, and it is adorned by Pope’s coat of arms, Croatian braid, oak leaves and monogram of the Society of Jesus..
A following will be written on the bell: “In honor of St. Francis Xavier, patron of the missions, this bell is donated by Metal product and family of Stjepan Safran from Zagreb to the Parish Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Grbavica in Sarajevo. This bell was cast in on the occasion of the visit of St. Father Pope Francis to Sarajevo and Catholics in B&H on 6th June. The bell was casted in by Josip Trzec in Zagreb 2015.
The composition of the bell is almost pure silver and a small percentage of tin, and an exceptional skills are needed to make a bell of this size“, explained parish.