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Pope celebrates Mass in Croatia

Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated Mass, focusing on family values, before tens of thousands of people in the Croatian capital, Zagreb, BBC News said. He spoke of the “disintegration” of the family, and urged couples not to give in to a “secularised mentality” of living together instead of marrying. Later, he was to visit the tomb of a controversial wartime cardinal. This is Pope Benedict’s first visit to the staunchly Catholic nation and he has received a warm welcome. Upon his arrival on Saturday, the Pope gave his backing to Croatia’s bid to join the European Union.

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