- Pope and BiH
- Church in BiH
In Zagreb, on Tuesday May 19th 2015. at the casting company of Josip Tržec, the bell casting of the bell for the Holy Mass with Pope Francis at the Koševo Stadium on Saturday June 6th 2015., took place. At the event there was parish priest of the parish of st. Ignatius of Loyola in the Sarajevo neighborhood Grbavica p. Kresimir Djaković who blessed the very process of bell casting. The bell was a gift from company Metal product and the family of Stjepan Šafran from Zagreb.
After the Holy Mass with Pope Francis the bell will be placed on the bell tower of the new parish church of St Ignatius of Loyola in Grbavica in Sarajevo.
The bell was cast at a temperature of 1200 degrees in a special alloy of copper and tin, which is popularly called "bell metal". The bell alone weighs up to 320 kg, and with ringing it will produce the tone "H", it's diameter is 826 mm, and it will be decorated with the coat of arms of Pope Francis, Croatian wattle, oak leaves and the monogram of the Society of Jesus IHS.
On the bell, which will bear the name of St. Francis Xavier the great Jesuit missionary and patron of missions, the following text will be written:
"In honor of St. Francis Xavier, patron of the missions, this bell is a gift of Metal product and the family of Stjepan Šafran from Zagreb for the parish church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Grbavica in Sarajevo. This bell was cast on the occasion of visit of the Holy Father Pope Francis to Sarajevo and Catholics of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 6. 6. 2015. The bell was cast by Josip Tržec in Zagreb in 2015 ". (kta)