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Croatia. Inflation did not spare the Church. Increase in Mass fees

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The fee for a priest celebrating a mass for a given intention will increase by three euros, the Croatian Episcopal Conference (HBK) has decided. As N1 television commented on this decision, inflation in Croatia also affected the Church.

Episcopal Conference Croatia (HBK) decided to change the amount of fees for a priest celebrating Mass for the indicated intention, N1 television reported on Monday. From July 1, 2024, this fee will increase from the current seven to 10 euros. The change will apply to all parishes located in Croatia.

The Croatian Church has also set a price for Gregorian masses, a series of masses celebrated over 30 consecutive days as soon as possible after a person's death. A series of 30 masses will cost 400 euros from the beginning of July.

Procession on the island of Hvar in CroatiaZvonimir Barisin/PIXSELL/PAP

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The Episcopate also raised the issue of relations with the media during the conference, concluding that they “require significant improvement,” Croatian television reported.

Inflation did not spare the Church, N1 station evaluates these changes. According to Eurostat data, inflation in Croatia is currently almost 5%. per year and is one of the highest in euro zone.

Main photo source: Zvonimir Barisin/PIXSELL/PAP

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