Continued discrimination against Bosnian Catholics
Catholic World News - February 02, 2012
Over 16 years after the conclusion of the Bosnian War, Catholics in Bosnia and Herzegovina continue to suffer discrimination.
Father Anton Maric, diocesan financial director in Banja Luka, told Aid to the Church in Need that confiscated real estate has yet to be returned to the Church and that Catholic families in some areas must wait for years to receive electricity. In addition, priests are not provided with medical care, despite a provision calling for such care in the nation’s 2007 concordat with the Holy See.
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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