Some days ago, we drove down to the little town of Jelah (near Doboj, in Bosnia and Herzegovina) to meet the Archbishop of Sarajevo, Cardinal Vinko Puljić. We wanted to know how the Catholic community was preparing the arrival of Pope Francis in Sarajevo the 6th of June, and how they were feeling about it.
Because of the traffic in Zagreb and since we got lost a couple of times in Doboj, the trip lasted definitely more than 3 hours and 19 minutes, as Google said.
But anyway, we finally got to Jelah and Sivsa, where Don Puljić was celebrating a mess in a little church. Some 60 teenagers were there for their “confirmation“.
As you see, too many people were present, so we didn’t manage to actually attend the mess. But we achieved to interview Cardinal Puljic at the end of the celebration. The interview was published here (in French) and here (in Italian).
Later, we got back to our car and followed this fast vehicle (almost) till Sarajevo…
So, we had a lot of time to enjoy the beautiful Bosnian landscape…
And we finally reached Sarajevo before midnight. We stayed there for a couple of days, in order to write this other report (in French) about the Catholic community just before arrival of Pope Francis and we came back to Zagreb (but without following the same vehicle).