From the article:
During a recent conference in Bosnia discussing interreligious violence, Cardinal Vinko Puljic said Catholics face great persecution due to a lack of ethnic equality.
“We Catholics are in a grave position. There is no equality and this is a problem. There is no equality in the Serbian Republic, there is no equality in the federation,” the cardinal explained to CNA June 17.
The current religious and ethnic situation is complex, Cardinal Puljic observed. The region has seen a series of wars, the most recent of which is the Bosnian War of 1992-1995 in which the **country’s Serb population began a policy of ethnic “cleansing” in large areas of Bosnia inhabited by non-Serbs and Muslim, Croat and Serb **populations who opposed their army.
So it was persecution by Serbs (Christians) against Croats (Christians) and Bosniaks (Muslim) – as well as against other Serbs (Christian).
There may be discrimination against Catholics today in Bosnia – not surprising, I’d say Bosniaks have no real reason to love Croats and Serbs – but it’s not on the same level as what was going on during the wars in Yugoslavia. If so, His Eminence would have said so.
Who is Mark Moore?
From the website:
[quote=Atisor207]1994: As many as 500,000 of the 700,000 Rwandans killed were believers.
This is not in dispute. Problem is, the attackers were also believers. This was a Hutu-on-Tutsi ethnic genocide. And the Christians’ hands were bloody up to the elbows. The slaughter was carried out by the armed forces, militias, and local civilians – the majority of whom were Christian.
[quote=Atisor207]KILLING OF CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA LIKE RWANDAN GENOCIDE – ARCHBISHOP
We’re not talking about Nigeria.
[quote=Atisor207]Million of Christians were killed in Rwanda # 1 earlychurchofjesus.org/christians_rwanda.htm
Personally I prefer to believe the Cardinal and Archbishops before any secular media…
Personally, I prefer not to use a website that calls the Apostle Paul a “false apostle”. :rolleyes:
[quote=Atisor207]…however not even the secular media can hide the tremendous atrocities committed against Christians in Bosnia and Rwanda.
…by other Christians.
You still have not provided me with any evidence that the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and the Rwandan genocide was some massive pogrom against Christians by non-Christians. In Rwanda, there were hardly any non-Christians involved. Non-Christians made up about 5% of the population, max, before the genocide.
[quote=Atisor207]There is plenty of information and statistics all over the place. There is also tangible evidence as to Churches burnt, testimonies, etc.
And the fact that persecution of Christians remains in those places to this day is also evidence.
I do not doubt that there is persecution of Christians. The Middle East, China, Indonesia – and, as you mentioned in this post, Nigeria – all spring to mind. I just don’t think that Bosnia and Rwanda fit the bill. As a matter of fact, they just show that Christians will persecute too, given the right circumstances.