Jure Dragičević addressed everyone who gathered to celebrate Katalinić’s birthday, while Tomislav Frković read a poem penned by Malkica Dugeč of Stuttgart in his honour.
On April 2nd the local Croatian community celebrated the ninetieth birthday of Professor Kazimir Katalinić at the Croatian House in Buenos Aires.
All the gathered were pleasantly surprised by his announcement that his From Defeat to Victory – The Political History of the Croatian Emigrant Communities, a book he has been working on for the past twenty years, would finally see the light of day in Zagreb in September.
Joining the many gathered at the celebration, including representatives of Croatian organisations in Argentina, were Croatian Ambassador to Argentina HE Željko Belaj, the director of the Saint Nikola Tavelić Croatian Catholic Centre friar Jozo Peranić, and two guests from the homeland: journalist Igor Vukić and publicist Zdenko Kustinec.
Jure Dragičević addressed the gathered, while Tomislav Frković read a poem penned by Malkica Dugeč of Stuttgart in Katalinić’s honour.
Professor Katalinić offered a very emotional thanks to all the guests for the birthday party in his honour.