Once the Ustasha Archbishop Stepinac is canonized, he becomes officially a Catholic saint

Posted on February 13, 2014 by


The Ustasha  Archbishop Stepinac becomes a saint

stepinac Archbishop Stepinac ( first from right ) accompanied with fascists

– This is outrageous! I don’t know how come, and  about the process,  but it’s on Pope Franz to make the right decision – says  Efraim Zurof , director of the center  ” Simon Vizental “,  Jerusalem. Zurof announced  addressing a letter of protest to Vatican .

According to Croatian media, Stepinac should be declared a saint by the end of the year , since even the last condition for canonization has been fulfiled – the competent Medical Commission has determined one case of  the ‘miraculous healing through the intercession of Blessed Aloysius Stepinac’.

Pavelic Stepinac

Croatian fascist leader Ante Pavelic awarding the Archbishop A. Stepinac the highest honor
(medal shown here in photograph) of the Croatian Nazi state. Stepinac was both an official and
an accomplice in the Holocaust in Yugoslavia. The Catholic Church to this day refuses to
acknowledge their involvement or the guilt of Stepinac.
(Photo courtesy of Marko Rucnov)

– Stepinac was the supreme military vicar in the Independent State of Croatia ( NDH )  army, and therefore responsible; he bore the blame for the monstrous crimes of Roman Catholic priests members of Ustasha and Domobran units . He was one of the initiators of the forcible convertion of the  Orthodox Serbs . In his letter to Pope Pius XII , to the middle of the 1943.  there were about 244,000 Serbs forcibly converted –  and these are some of his ” merits “, explains  Dr. Veljko Djuric Mišina , historian and director of the Museum of Genocide Victims in Belgrade.

Mišina adds that there is not a single traces that Stepinac had ever protested because of the crimes commited against Serbian Orthodox Church ( SPC ) nor against  Serbian and Jewish people;
He intervened only in few cases, even though he ackowledged what was going on in  concentration camps throughout Croatia and Herzegovina, as well as for hundreds of thousands of murdered Serbs, Jews and Gypsies.


FORCED CONVERSION. The Ustashe promised Serbs that they would be spared death if they converted from
Eastern Orthodoxy to Roman Catholicism. Thousands converted, only to be killed anyway.

– Certain claims (from Croatian and German side mostly) that Stepinac protested and intervened against NAZI Croatia crimes are myth, because not a single of the similar facts have ever been  discovered neither in his documents, nor  his diary. 

After World War II, Tito (Croat) and Bakaric (another Croat) made a backstair deal, so the monstrous Bishop was not tried for crimes against Serbs , Jews and Roma, but for  ” pronounced anti-communism , hiding treasures and archives of the Ustasha regime and for aiding terrorist groups infiltrated in Yugoslavia . ”


The Jasenovac camp complex was situated along the Sava River. Thousands of victims were thrown into the Sava, some floating all the way to Belgrade.

Historian Predrag Markovic stressed the danger of perceiving Stepinac  a victim of the communist regime,  an ordinary  priest of the Roman Catholic Church who followed  the policy of Pope Pius XII, and didn’t speak  out against  Holocaust

– We have similar cases in Estonia and Hungary , where under the cloak of rehabilitation of victims of communism , in fact , they  rehabilitate Nazi criminals.

Recruiting poster

Recruitment Poster for Croatian and Bosnian Muslim SS Divisions – In February 1943, SS leader Heinrich Himmler established two Croatian-Bosnian Muslim SS divisions: the 13th “Handschar” and the 23rd “Kama” Waffen SS divisions. Unsuccessful in their main task – to defeat Tito’s Partisans – “it confined itself chiefly to massacring and pillaging the defenseless [Serb] Christians.” – from John Keegan’s Waffen SS – The Asphalt Soldiers, 1970.
The recruitment poster above reads: Croatians of Herzeg-Bosnia! Your Great Leaders Adolf Hitler and the Fuhrer Dr. Ante Paveli CALL UPON YOU TO DEFEND YOUR HOMES ENLIST IN THE VOLUNTEER CROATIAN SS DIVISIONS

Reactions to the initiative of the Vatican:
Efraim Zurof,  Center ” Vizental ”
Everyone who has been an associate of Ante Pavelic and supported the policy of the Independent Croatian state should be declared a war criminal , not a saint. As soon as we get all the information ,  we shall address a letter of protest to the Vatican .

Predrag Markovic , historian
Stepinac was far complexed personality than the majority thinks . He was not a villain , but we can talk about his personal responsibility for what was done to over a million victims of the Independent state of Croatia and Catholic church in Croatia.

Velibor Džomić , Archpriest
It’s their (Catholic)  thing  who will they declare saint .  Like nation, like saint  …  I believe it is far from the Christian virtues which adorn all these holy men we learn about in Gospels.