Father General spent several days in the Province of Croatia. It may be a part of Central Europe unfamiliar to you. The majority of Croats are Catholics; the Jesuit Province covers many of its neighbouring countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Bulgaria. In several of these countries, a very small group of Jesuits provide services to Catholic minorities, most of whom are from Croatia.
The Province of Croatia has about 135 members, 20 of whom are scholastics and 15 brothers. They serve in diverse ministries, and several parishes are under the responsibility of the Jesuits in the various cities where they work. The education apostolate has an important role. Noteworthy is the central role of the Jesuits in the Faculties of Philosophy and Religious Studies of Zagreb, which were reintegrated in 2016 into the University of Zagreb (which this year celebrates its 350th anniversary).