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Stepinac, Aloys
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(May 8, 1898, Brezarić, Croatia-Slavonia – Feb 10, 1960, Brezarić). After studying at the Collegium Germanicum in Rome, Stepinac was ordained to the priesthood in 1930; in 1934 he was appointed coadjutor and in 1937 archbishop of Zagreb. In the new state of Croatia, he called for cooperation with the Catholic fascist Ustaše (est. in 1941), who would serve as a vehicle of the spread of Catholicism throughout the Balkans, although he condemned their genocide of Serbs and Jews. Convi…

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Unterburger, Klaus, “Stepinac, Aloys”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025767>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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