- Apr 20, 2021
A Bosnian church spokesman said commemorations of the Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s worst since World War II, are still marred by denials, impeding reconciliation 25 years after the Balkan war.
“You’ve just ruled yourself out of a whole bunch of investment if you’ve given in to this monochromatic view of religion, that it has to be this and everybody else we punish,” said U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback.
The Catholic Church in Bosnia-Herzegovina has urged the country to improve human rights and political representation after upcoming elections, 23 years after the country was divided by a bloody war.
When Pope Francis convenes a summit of religious leaders next Tuesday in Assisi, it will be the fifth time a pope has done so, beginning with St. John Paul II in 1986, marking a revolution both in how Catholicism engages the world and in the role of the papacy as the chairman of religious moderates everywhere.