CHURCH leaders from the warring communities in BosniaHerzegovina this week issued a joint appeal for an immediate ceasefire in the ex-Yugoslav republic and the unconditional release of all prisoners taken during the fighting.
The head of the Croatian Catholic Church, Cardinal Franjo Kuharic of Zagreb, and the Serbian Orthodox leader Patriarch Pavle, meeting in Geneva, condemned "every atrocity committed" in the inter-ethnic conflict.
The religious leaders expressed sadness that the head of the Bosnian Moslems had been unable to leave the besieged Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, to attend the Geneva meeting.
. Donations to the Medjugorje Appeal, for victims of the Yugoslav war, have now reached £450,000. Gifts valued at a further £2 million have also been received. according to the Medjugorje Network, which is co-ordinating the appeal.