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Pope calls for lasting peace in Sarajevo

Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 01:15

Pope Francis calls for lasting ethnic and religious peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 20 years after the former Yugoslav republic emerged from war. Katharine Jackson reports.

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Pope Francis walks a red carpet past an honor guard and greets members of the Bosnia-Herzegovina presidency in Sarajevo. In the city that bears a legacy of ethnic and religious conflict after a 1992-1995 war, the pope said people should still work to build more trust...but progress has been made and the future looks bright. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) POPE FRANCIS, SAYING: "I am moved by joy to be in this city, that has suffered through bloody conflicts throughout the previous century, but that has become a place of dialogue and peaceful coexistence, and has shifted away from a culture of clashes and war." In a country of 3.8 million people, Catholic Croats now share power with Muslim Bosniaks and Orthodox Serbs in an unwieldy system of ethnic quotas set by a U.S.-brokered peace deal in 1995. This is the third visit to Sarajevo by a Pope since the war.

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Pope calls for lasting peace in Sarajevo

Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 01:15