Zagreb - The Croatian Scouts Alliance this year again organised the arrival of the Bethlehem Light to Croatia, handing it to Parliament Speaker Josip Leko on Sunday, who handed it to the rector of the Zagreb Cathedral, Msgr. Josip Kuhtić.
Leko also attended Mass, telling the press afterwards that life was made of symbols. "Symbols are important and this is a religious symbol of hope's light. I want this light to bring hope and optimism to Croatian society," he said, adding that since Croatia was a secular state, his main wish was a more just society, more optimism and more jobs.
The secretary general of the Croatian Scouts Alliance, Bojan Smode, recalled that the arrival of the Bethlehem Light to Croatia was a traditional scout initiative which began in 1992. (Hina)