2. The Croatian Holocaust
Ante Pavelic was Croatia’s version of Adolph Hitler. He headed up a group called the Utashe, a group that used the Catholic religion and unhealthy dose of racism to define their mission. It was the Catholic archbishop, Aloysius Stepinac, that held a dinner for Pavelic and saying he was performing God’s work. Pavelic was also in with Pope Pius XII. In fact, it was just days after the Utashe burned hundreds of Serbians inside an Orthodox church to the ground. Was the Pope notified? Yes he was, and he still met with Pavelic. Soon after concentration camps were set up and at least 800,000 were murdered. Catholic clergy served as guards and in some cases, executioners at the concentration camps. The actual killings are as brutal as you will find (slit throats, pregnant women having their stomachs opened up, etc…) and through all of this, Pavelic corresponded with the Pope.