28th of December 2011: Two Roman Catholic Churches in Croatia held memorial masses for Nazi-leader Ante Pavelic.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned a memorial Mass in two Catholic churches in Croatia for Ante Pavelic, the fascist leader of the country under the Nazi regime.
The Mass, held Dec. 28 in Zagreb and Split to mark the anniversary of Pavelic’s death in 1959, “is a disgrace for the Croatian people,” Efraim Zuroff, the center’s director in Jerusalem, said in a statement. He called on Croatian authorities to ban commemorations of Pavelic’s death.
Under Pavelic’s Ustasha regime during World War II, hundreds of thousands of Serbs, as well as Jewish and Roma civilians, were imprisoned and murdered in Croatian death camps.
Zuroff called the Mass “a total ridicule of Christian values” and an insult to Pavelic’s victims.
Source: JTA, Jewish News Agency.
Lets take a look at some more pictures:
Was the Roman Catholic Church silent on Nazism before and under World War II?
This is a matter of dispute. Disputed, because the Vatican have not opened its war files. The files in Berlin were destroyed.
The Vatican relations with the Nazi proxy regime in Croatia, expose the nexus. Not only were the Roman Catholic priests and bishops active supporters of the Pavelic-regime. Even today the Roman Catholics in Croatia hail the memories of the Nazis.
The late Pope has done his best to please his subjects in Croatia. John Paul II beautified the local Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac who hailed Pavelic. The Present Pope kneeled and prayed in front of the wax corpse of the beautified bishop during his visit to Croatia 4th of June 2011.
87,8 of the population in Croatia are Roman Catholics.
This is what Wikipedia has recorded about Nazi leader Ante Pavelic and Bishop Stepinac.
During World War II, on 6 April 1941, Yugoslavia was invaded by Nazi Germany and its allies.
The (Allied) Yugoslav forces maintained a defense up until 17 April. On 10 April 1941, the Wehrmacht occupied Zagreb.
Having previously agreed to form a Croatian satellite, the Germans and Italians established therein the Independent State of Croatia, and installed the Ustaše movement into power. Fiercely nationalistic, the Ustaše were also fanatically Catholic.
In the Yugoslav political context, they identified Catholicism with Croatian nationalism and, once established in power, set about persecuting and murdering non-Catholics.
As the archbishop of the capital, Stepinac enjoyed close associations with the Ustaše leaders.
Stepinac publicly exhorted his hierarchy to pray for the Independent State of Croatia, and publicly called for God to “fill the Ustaše leader, Ante Pavelić, with a spirit of wisdom for the benefit of the nation”.
Here are some picture of these two war criminals:
Pope John Paul II, surrounded by Roman Catholic clergy, praying in front of remains of Aloysius Stepinac, responsible for the genocide of 750.000 Serbs, 60.000 Jews and 30.000 Gypsies massacred in the name of religious purification. The Pope beatified Stepinac in Croatia on October 3, 1998.
1 John 2:18
Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.
John the Apostle saw the first Messianic Jews being massacred, and taught that the last hours were there. He thought is could not get much worse. It could.
“You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?
First published, Desember 4th, 2013.
Written by Ivar