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Bosnia    GOVT SILENT ON MISSING PRIESTS
The Vatican missionary news agency Fides has reported that five years have passed since 33 year old Fr Tomislav Matanovic was abducted with his parents.
    Nothing has been heard of him or his family since. Moreover no inquiry has been opened by the Srpska Republic authorities to solve the mystery of the missing priest.
    Aside from Fr Matanovic, Fr Ratko Grgic, parish priest at Nova Topola, also disappeared. There has been no news of Fr Grgic, 48 at the time, since June 16, 1992.
    Fides sources say requests for information have been made to the authorities from various sides, including Bishop Franjo Komarica of Banja Luka, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Jean Louis Tauran, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States. But the local political authorities have given no reply.
   
Fides
   
14 Sep 00



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