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Bishop calls Bosnia-Herzegovina an 'artificial state'

Catholic World News - April 04, 2014

A Catholic bishop has referred to Bosnia-Herzegovina as an “artificial state” and “a country to flee from if possible,” the ANSA news service reports.

Bishop Pero Sudar, an auxiliary of the Sarajevo archdiocese, reminded a conference of Catholic journalists that Bosnia-Herzegovina was created as the result of a peace agreement ending a bloody civil war in the region. “The peace that was imposed to satisfy certain interests has nothing to do with the people’s interests,” he said.

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  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - Apr. 07, 2014 4:14 PM ET USA

    You have to look at the history of the Balkans. Just before WW2, the Nazis moved into the region in the form of the Ustashi. They sucked in Catholic support for the extermination of the Serbs as Slavic and supporters of Communism. The remnants of the Ottomans formed an alliance. Both began butchering the Serbs. Islam had conquered the Serbs in the Middle Ages. That is the reason for the horrific civil war. The Serbs are not all wrong as Orthodox. Bosnians have gone en masse to the U.S.

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