YUGOSLAVIA: Archbishop Behind Bars

Marshal Tito struck directly at the only organized force left in Yugoslavia with the power to criticize his dictatorship. Into jail he clapped grave, ascetic Dr. Aloysius Stepinac, 48, Roman Catholic Primate of Yugoslavia, and twelve Catholic priests. The charge: crimes against the people.

Archbishop Stepinac was born (1898) into a Croat peasant family of eleven children. In 1916, he served in the Austrian Army on the Italian front. He was captured, but was later allowed to join the Serbian Army. In 1924 he went to Rome to study for the priesthood. Four years after his ordination, King Alexander unexpectedly...

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