In occasion of his visit to Sarajevo on June 6th, Pope Francis will grant the wish of Marin Cvitkovic, a mail carrier of Mostar who breeds doves as a hobby. Standing at the Presidential Palace stairs, Pope Francis will free three white doves as a symbol of the blessing of Bosnian populations (Serbians, Croatians and Muslims).
“Doves represent peace and love, may they bring normality into the lives of the people of this country,” said Cvitkovic, 39, who started breeding doves when he was 10. When he heard of the papal visit, he offered him to take about thirty of his doves to “help spreading the message of peace of Pope Francis”.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa