Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991. A conflict arose between the Yugslav Peoples’ Army and the Slovian police and Territorial Defense. It lasted 10 days with several dozen casualties. Known as the Ten-Day War, the conflict stopped through negotiation at Brioni, Slovenia, on July 7, 1991, in which Slovenia and Croatia agreed to a three-month moratorium on their succession. The moratorium ended on October 8, making this day Croatia was able to formally succeed from Yugoslavia. The October 8th date later became significant in that it was on October 8, 2000, during the Great Jubilee Year initiated by Pope John Paul II that the Holy Father entrusted the New Millennium to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.