Banja Luka Bishop Franjo Komarica, together with ‘Caritas’ Director Prelate Miljenko Anicic, hosted the Norwegian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Olav Reinertsen, who visited the seat of the Banja Luka Diocese with his entourage.
The ambassador was interested in the circumstances in which the bishop lives and works together with his associates and other members of his diocese.
The bishop and the director of Caritas briefly informed the high-ranking guests about the continuous efforts during all the war and post-war years for the common good of all residents of the diocese and the entire country.
Ambassador Reinertsen introduced himself as a long-time representative of his country and European institutions responsible for the countries of the Western Balkans.
He expressed his disappointment with the behavior of domestic politicians so far, considering their lack of awareness and willingness to work for the common good of all residents of the country, not only for members of their own party or their own people.
He listed a whole series of concrete, constructive projects that his government is ready to support in BiH.
Bishop Komarica thanked the ambassador for his sincere and honest approach to solving serious multiple current problems in our country.
He noted that there are positive and willing forces in the country who are capable and willing to build their native region and their homeland according to the standards of every normal person.
He explained that he personally and his colleagues have recently been working hard especially on the establishment of the European Center for Peace and Cooperation in the Mariastern Abbey Meeting House, on the foundations of the unique European heritage of the former famous Trappist abbey in Banja Luka.