Thursday, July 06, 2006
A World War II Nazi ship has been donated to a Roman Catholic monastery by the Croatian government to be turned into a sailing church. According to reports, the landing ship DTM-219 was used by Nazi Germany to transport tanks and infantry and was given to communist Yugoslavia after 1945 as part of war compensation. The ship will be towed to the city of Sibenik in the central Adriatic from a Croatian navy port. It will then be adapted at a local shipyard.
If a nazi youth can become Pope, A nazi ship can become a churchThe sailing church will be used by young people who can sail the Adriatic, pray and meditate as part of church-sponsored religious cruises. Around 90 per cent of Croatia's 4.4 million people are Roman Catholics. The country gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and hopes to join the EU by the end of this decade.