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The prime minister of Croatia, a country whose citizens are mainly Roman Catholic, will have a private audience with the leader of the Roman Catholic church, though it is not known what they will discuss.
The first Croatian president, Franjo Tudjman, met with the late Pope John Paul II in 1991 and former President Stjepan Mesic met with Pope Benedict XVI in November 2009, according to the Croatian Times. Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader met with the late Pope John Paul II and with Pope Benedict XVI on several occasions.
The Serbian paramilitary who became a key prosecution witness at his former comrades’ trial for war crimes in Kosovo says he had to speak out about the brutal massacres his unit committed.