Suffering of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Independent State of Croatia / Страдање Српске православне цркве у Независној Држави Хрватској

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Price: RSD 7200 rsd

Author: Jovan Mirković

ISBN: 978-86-7396-580-2

Dimensions: 22х28 cm, 624 pages

Cover: hardcover, photographs, coated paper

Price: RSD 7200

Bilingual edition in Serbian and English

 

Translated by Tatjana Ćosović

 

Foreword by Bishop of Pakrac and Slavonia Jovan (Ćulibrk)

 

 

• In the Independent State of Croatia, in 1941–1945, the Serbian Orthodox Church, its clergy and the Serbian people experienced the suffering of biblical proportions.

 

• In-depth texts are accompanied with 885 documentary photographs showing destroyed, half-destroyed and burnt churches and chapels, ruins, pits.

 

• The book contains biographies and data on 227 Serbian priests, of whom the majority perished in their homes, churches, or in the camps of Gospić and Jasenovac. The methods of execution of some priests and bishops are described, and numerous examples of the brutal annihilation of priest families by the Ustaša are given.

 

Around 450 Serbian churches were destroyed and around 800 ravaged and damaged. In many churches, the Ustaša were killing the Serbs en massethe obliteration of the Serbian people was the main task of all military formations of the Croatian state and its apparatus.

 

• The photographs and facsimiles which illustrate the cooperation of the Roman Catholic Church with the Ustaša regime show that, in many cases, Catholic priests were inspirers or direct executioners of crimes against the Serbian people.

 

• The Episcopate of the Roman Catholic Church, headed by Archbishop Stepinac, never publicly condemned the crimes against the Serbian people, nor did it publicly distance itself from the criminal activity of the Croatian state and its structures from 1941 to 1945.

 

More about the book, in Serbian