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The annual meeting of the Eastern Rite Catholic bishops on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the greek-catholic church in Croatia opened on Friday in Zagreb.
The bishops representing 14 Eastern Rite Catholic churches in Europe will address the following issues: the Second Vatican Council and the Eastern Catholic Churches, the Catechism of the Ukrainian greek-catholic church; Code of Oriental Canon Law and celebrations scheduled for the Year of Faith in the Eastern Catholic Churches.
On Saturday the participants will meet the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic. They will then go on a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the "Mother of God" in Marija Bistrica, Radio Vatican reports.
The work will end on Sunday 25, with a Mass according to the rite in the eastern greek-catholic cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Krizevci, which will be broadcast live on Croatian National Television.
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