Controversies surrounding the Catholic Church in Wartime Croatia, 1941–45

  title={Controversies surrounding the Catholic Church in Wartime Croatia, 1941–45},
  author={Mark Biondich},
  journal={Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions},
  pages={429 - 457}
  • Mark Biondich
  • Published 28 November 2006
  • Political Science
  • Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions
Abstract Since the Second World War, there has been considerable controversy surrounding the wartime role of the Vatican and Catholic Church in Europe. In Croatia, this controversy has centred on Alojzije Cardinal Stepinac, the Archbishop of Zagreb who was convicted in 1946 by a Yugoslav People’s Court of war crimes. The article attempts to outline the debate and weigh the available evidence. The argument presented in the article is that Stepinac was neither the war criminal and Ustaša… 
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