Amendment to Written Public Statement of Archbishop of Maribor Alojzij Cvikl of June 21, 2021

24.6.2021 Nadškofija Maribor Nadškof Cvikl, Škofija Maribor

Due to responses to my statement of June 21, 2021, I have decided to clarify and supplement it.

At the Archdiocese of Maribor, we are still investing all our efforts in resolving the difficult financial situation and striving to ensure the urgent implementation of the pastoral mission. I am therefore grateful to those who want to discover the truth about the events that led to financial difficulties ten years ago, including Mr Mirko Krašovec. However, I would not want my support for the search for truth, which must be based on credible documents, to be understood as defending the views of Mr Mirko Krašovec or agreeing with them. I'm afraid I have to disagree with the views expressed by Mr Mirko Krašovec presented in public because they are still in the phase of research and clarification. I firmly distance myself from them.

I have personally been involved in finding an agreement with the creditors, and I know that without the help and support of the Holy See, we would not have been able to take the steps that led to the agreement with the creditors. Therefore, I am decisively taking the side of the Holy See. Without the support of the Holy Father and the Congregation for the Clergy, who have always supported us and believed in the saving of the Archdiocese of Maribor, we would not be able to find a solution to the situation, preventing further pastoral mission of the Maribor Archdiocese.

Maribor, June 24, 2021

Msgr Alojzij Cvikl DJ,

Maribor Metropolitan Archbishop