FRIDAY
January 19, 2001
volume 12, no. 19
Croatia: Bishops Ask Politicians to Facilitate Return of Catholic Refugees

    ROME, 18 (NE) The Archbishop of Sarajevo, Cardinal Vinko Puljic, and the Archbishop of Banja Luka, Franjo Komarica, have made a call to the authorities of Bosnia-Herzegovina and of the Croatian Republic in order to encourage effective politics to allow the return to their homeland of hundreds of thousands of Catholic Croatian refugees from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    The Prelates stressed that politicians, 6 years after the end of the war, must "assume the responsibility of correcting the injustices suffered by the victims of the war and of facilitating their return to home."

    According to a local Catholic news agency, over the last 5 years only 2.500 of the 200,000 refugees have been able to return to their homes. On occasion of the celebration of Christmas and the beginning of the new year, the Prelates met many Croatian Catholic refugees, after which they requested from the political authorities "concrete and definitive solutions."

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January 19, 2001
volume 12, no. 19
DAILY CATHOLIC Global News in the Universal Church



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