RECALLING THE ARCHBISHOP LUIGI EINAUDI

The 28 December 2017 He failed Archbishop. Luigi Einaudi, Titular Archbishop of Villamagna of Tripolitania. The TMM dell'Ord Holy Sepulcher; of the Knights of Seborga, Gianfranco M. War, remembers him like this:

« At the end of the First World War, the Croatia-Slavonia and Dalmatia became part of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, referred to as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929 and Federal Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia after World War II. The 15 January 1992 it was recognized by the international community as an independent and sovereign republic, which followed a severe conflict with Serbia and Bosnia.
The new Republic, as early as February of 1992, began to establish diplomatic relations with the
Holy See. Monsignor Luigi Einaudi was the first apostolic nuncio in Croatia. It came to Zagreb the 4 May of 1992, when the war against the federal army of Serbia was still raging, which still occupied a third of its territory.
Monsignor Einaudi lived alongside the Croats these terrible and interminable years of destruction and death. The
war in Bosnia and Herzegovina officially ended in 1995 with the signing of the Dayton Agreement, but in fact it continued until the year 1998. The conflict left the country on its knees, with a civil and religious building heritage to be completely rebuilt and an impoverished and starving people.
The years of conflict were not easy, but Monsignor Einaudi worked with the Church in the great work of pacification and reconstruction.
In the early years of the 2000 I was already carrying out diplomatic relations for the Churches in Eastern Europe. I was involved by the Holy See, directly from His Excellency Mons. Alberto Tricarico Officer of the Vatican Secretariat of State, for the mission that would deliver large quantities of basic necessities to the Apostolic Nunciature in Zagreb. It was precisely at this juncture that I was able to make his acquaintance, an industrious man determined to help the Croatian people. Monsignor Luigi Einaudi understood well the operational difficulties of these missions and warmly thanked me and my collaborators for the generous donation and the courage shown. The sisters who dealt with the management of everything related to the Apostolic Nunciature in Zagreb did the same..
Another vivid and touching memory for me is that concerning the restitution of assets confiscated from the Catholic Church in 1946 by the regime that had taken power. I made myself available to work in the best possible way to achieve what we had set out for e, even with my modest collaboration, we succeeded. Thanks to the good results obtained and other relations carried out in Zagreb, I "earned" a well-deserved one, and very welcome, blessing by H.E.. Monsignor Luigi Einaudi, of whom I still have a clear and pleasant memory today
».

Monsignor Einaudi definitively left Zagreb on 4 August 2003, renouncing his post due to age limits. He continues his apostolic mission in Italy where the 28 December 2017, caught by an illness at his home, he leaves his earthly life forever.

*Top image – dr. Gianfranco M. War with Monsignor Einaudi in the Apostolic Nunciature in Zagreb.
*Image below right – dr. Gianfranco M. War in the Apostolic Nunciature in Zagreb.