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December 21, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Appalled at the seemingly endless violence that has torn Yugoslavia to pieces, the Vatican on Friday joined Italy in announcing that it would formally recognize the independence of the largely Catholic republics of Croatia and Slovenia. Fresh Yugoslav attacks on Croatian cities Friday underlined Vatican alarm. In Belgrade, the federal prime minister resigned in disgust. And the fourth of the six Yugoslav republics said it would seek recognition as an independent nation.
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December 21, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Appalled at the seemingly endless violence that has torn Yugoslavia to pieces, the Vatican on Friday joined Italy in announcing that it would formally recognize the independence of the largely Catholic republics of Croatia and Slovenia. Fresh Yugoslav attacks on Croatian cities Friday underlined Vatican alarm. In Belgrade, the federal prime minister resigned in disgust. And the fourth of the six Yugoslav republics said it would seek recognition as an independent nation.
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