Aloysius Stepinac

Serbian patriarch: Time still not right for pope's visit

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has assessed that the pope's visit would benefit Serbia.

"My position as a statesman is that the pope's visit would be in Serbia's interest, especially in the context of not recognizing Kosovo. There will hardly be a pope who has more understanding for us than Pope Francis," Dacic told Blic.

Croatia tried to block WW2 death camp exhibition - report

The Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti is reporting this on Thursday.

According to the article, Croatia desisted from the effort once UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres approved the exhibition, that deals with the crimes committed by the Ustasha regime of the Nazi-allied WW2 entity Independent State of Croatia (NDH) against Serbs, Jews, and Roma.

Greif: Croatian death camp Jasenovac was "worse than Auschwitz"

The canonization of Croatian Catholic Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac would be itself a crime, says Israeli Holocaust expert, Professor Gideon Greif.

According to him, the people who intend to canonize Stepinac are "criminals who are mocking the victims of Jasenovac" - a camp where, according to the survivors, torture was even more horrible than in Auschwitz.

Pope Francis "unlikely" to canonize Stepinac - sources

The likelihood of Pope Francis canonizing Croatian Catholic cleric Alojzije Stepinac is low, Croatian media are reporting this week.

The Zagreb-based daily Jutarnji List is citing an article published in the magazine Globus, that said most people journalist Darko Hudelist spoke with said Stepinac would not be be declared a saint.