Resetting historyJuly 4 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C
The body of Alojzije Stepinac 1898 - 1960 is displayed in the rather ordinary cathedral. A placard says:
"Cardinal Archbishop of Zagreb; defender of God's and human rights amid the madness and savagery of WWII; condemned by the communists; martyr of totalitarian regimes."
And stuffed by the Church for prosperity.
This is to see the Catholic Church at work massaging history. For a start he wasn't martyred: he died of illness. More important though is his record during the fascist era, when he did little and often nothing to oppose the authorities. Not surprising the Communists, whom he feared more, had little truck with him. And not surprising that a major multi-national rather than confronting its own actions in the face of fascism, chooses to whitewash history from the lowest level upwards. Very clever.Read more