|Kosovo Crisis||POPE SENDS DIPLOMATIC MISSION TO BELGRADE||
Pope John Paul II has confirmed that he is
sending a special delegation to Belgrade to advance peace talks with the
Catholic World News reports the Vatican delegation, headed by Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, the Secretary for Relations with States, leaves Rome on Holy Thursday (1 April). It will meet directly with Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, and also with the Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Pavle.
This latest Vatican diplomatic initiative, announced on Wednesday, followed the delivery of a personal message from Patriarch Pavle to the Pope. Before formally announcing the special mission, the Vatican consulted with NATO leaders to arrange for the safe conduct of the Church delegation.
|1/04/99 10:03:53 / Catholic World News|