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OUR LADY “OF BANJA LUKA” AGAIN AMONGST HER PEOPLE

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After several decades of not being there, the favorite statue of Mary to whom many generations of Catholics of Banja Luka had been praying to by coming to the “bishop’s church”, among which was the blessed Ivan Merz, came back again to Banja Luka. After the earthquake in 1969. and the ruining of the cathedral, the statue was in the ...

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RENEWAL OF SISTER VOWS IN AN EXILED PARISH

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On the improvised altar of the ruined church, devoted to the Exaltation of the Holy cross in 1903. in the parish of Gumjera, Banja Luka’s Bishop Franjo Komarica, led a mass on July 30th while a Polish nun renewed her vows. The mass, in a place that is situated on the right side of the lower stream of the Vrbas River, ...

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LITURGICALLY COMMEMORATED 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF KILLING LOCAL CATHOLICS

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In the branch memorial church, dedicated to St. Peter and Paul in the village of Briševo in the parish of Stara Rijeka, between Prijedor and Sanski Most, on July 25th, with the liturgical celebration, traditionally was marked the pogrom of the 68 Catholics of this village. This time it was the 25th anniversary. Several hundred survivors of Briševo and their ...

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FIRST HOLY MASS IN THE NEW PARISH CHURCH

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The celebration was arranged by the parishioners of the parish of St. Elijah the Prophet in Liskovica close to Mrkonjić Grad, on Saturday July 22nd when the solemn Eucharist – the first in a re-built parish church for St. Elijah’s day, was led by the Bishop of Banja Luka, Msgr. Franjo Komarica. Along with the bishop, the parish priest of ...

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BLESSING OF BRANCH CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

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The date June 25th, 2017 will be specially recorded in the Chronicle of the parish Presnače close to Banja Luka, more precisely in the analogy of its branch in Čelinac, because at that time Bishop Franjo Komarica of Banja Luka blessed the chapel devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which was heavily damaged in the war and finally now ...

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BLESSINGS OF THE BEGINNING OF WORK ON THE PASTORAL CENTER

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On Thursday, June 15th, at the Holy day of the Blessed Body and the Blood of Christ, the bishop of Banjaluka Franjo Komarica, stayed in the ancient village of Majdan, the branch of the parish of Mrkonjić Grad, where he blessed the beginning of the work on the pastoral center. First, together with the parish priest, who is also the ...

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BLESSING OF A NEW BRANCH CHURCH

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In the ancient but devastated branch of Volar in the parish Šurkovac, on June 13th, Banjaluka Bishop Franjo Komarica, blessed a newly built church dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua. At the blessing of the branch church and at the celebration of the patron saint of Volar St. Anthony, more than 200 of mostly exiled locals gathered who now live ...

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