On Wednesday a meeting was held in Moscow between Alexander Avdeyev, Russian first deputy foreign minister, and a delegation of the top leadership of the Republic of Serbia in Bosnia. The delegation is led by President Mirko Sarovic. They discussed prospects for the development of bilateral economic contacts, fulfilment of the Dayton peace agreements on Bosnia and ways of further stabilisation in the region. The delegation of Bosnian Serbs arrived in Russia on a three-day visit.
The remarks from the Pope came as "a very strong step towards degradation," "given the rather massive nature of homosexuality" among the Catholic clergy.