Increased discrimination against Bosnian nuns
CWN - January 25, 2012
The provincial superior of the Franciscan Sisters of Christ the King in Bosnia and Herzegovina is reporting increased hostility towards nuns. Sister Ivanka Mihaljevic told Aid to the Church in Need that some businessmen are refusing to sell nuns bread.
Sister Mihaljevic reported that the verbal abuse and discrimination are coming from some Middle Eastern Muslim immigrants and not from native Bosnian Muslims.
“Again and again, we are made to feel unwelcome, even though this is our home,” she said.
12% of the nation’s 4.6 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; 40% are Muslim, and nearly a third are Eastern Orthodox.
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