‘Christian Confrontations with the Holocaust’: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CROATIA, THE VATICAN AND THE MURDER OF THE CROATIAN JEWS

Oxford Academic

MENACHEM SHELAH

Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Volume 4, Issue 3, 1989, Pages 323–339, https://doi.org/10.1093/hgs/4.3.323Published: 01 March 1989

Abstract

The ambivalent position of the Croatian Catholic Church towards the barbaric regime of murderers known as ‘The Independent Croatian State’ (1941–1945) determined that Church’s attitude to the murder of Croatia’s Jews.

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The Catholic Church must come clean—completely—about what it did to Native Americans

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June 30, 2021

A young woman takes part in a rally in Toronto June 6, 2021, after the remains of 215 children were on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in May. For years Indigenous people in Canada have wanted an apology from the pope for the church’s role in abuse at Catholic-run residential schools. (CNS photo/Chris Helgren, Reuters)

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has helped all Canadians and First Nations communities grapple with the sorrowful realities of their nation’s colonial past, particularly the gruesome legacy of its residential schools for Indigenous children. Those schools, many administered by Catholic religious orders and intended to be engines of assimilation, became centers of despair and brutality.

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Accountability for the Roman Catholic Church’s Role in the Residential School System: Urgent Actions Needed Immediately

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By Carling Beninger


Trigger Warning: This article discusses the residential school system and the Roman Catholic Church. The National Residential School Crisis Line is 1-866-925-4419.

In the 1880s, the Canadian federal government created the residential school system in an attempt to assimilate Indigenous children and destroy their Indigenous culture and traditions through cultural genocide. Residential schools were run by Christian churches, with the Roman Catholic Church operating 60% of the institutions. The last residential school closed in 1996.

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‎500 years ago: Pope gives permission to conquer Indigenous people

CBC Radio · Posted: Jun 17, 2016 | Last Updated: June 30, 2017

In May of this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Pope Francis at the Vatican.  At the heart of his audience with the Pope was a request.  

Trudeau asked Pope Francis to issue a public apology for the Catholic Church’s role in establishing and running Residential Schools in Canada. Such an apology is among the ‘calls to action’ from the Truth And Reconciliation Commission.

But the troubled history of the Catholic Church and indigenous people stretches back centuries.  

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The Catholic Church must take responsibility for its anti-Indigenous history

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By Anna Baker June 11, 2021

The Catholic Church must take responsibility for its anti-indigenous history
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After the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found at what used to be a Catholic residential school for Indigenous children, the Catholic Church needs to take responsibility.

The Catholic Church needs to not only acknowledge the role it played in the torture and genocide of Indigenous people in North America, it also needs to take action and pay reparations to not only the victims of residential schools but the governments themselves. 

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Religious Conflicts Around the World

Joe Bara

8. listopada 2020.

The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

The conflict in Northern Ireland, which has killed thousands, has political and religious roots that are centuries old.

Since the 12th Century constant revolts challenged the often brutal British rule of Ireland, climaxing in the 1916 Easter Uprising in Dublin.

It sparked a chain of events leading to civil war and partition of the island.

In the south 26 counties formed a separate state, while six counties in the north stayed within the UK.

Over successive decades the Catholic minority there suffered discrimination over housing and jobs, which fuelled bitter resentment.

In modern times the conflict is centred on opposing views of the area’s status.

Some people in Northern Ireland, especially the mainly Protestant Unionist community, believe it should remain part of the United Kingdom.

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What We’re Watching: Weekly Disaster Update

October 12, 2021 • By Matthew Woodall

Copernicus Sentinel captured this image of La Palma island and the ongoing eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, Oct. 10, 2021. (European Space Agency via Twitter @ESA_EO)

We know all too well that disaster can strike at any time, in any place in the world. Some disasters make headlines; others do not. Here at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), we keep an eye on the status of disasters worldwide and compile a list of the ones we’re tracking weekly, along with relevant disaster-related media coverage.

Here’s what we’re watching for the week of Oct. 11, 2021.

New or emerging disasters
Earthquake – Pakistan: A powerful and shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Balochistan region of Pakistan near the town of Quetta on Oct. 6. Homes and other buildings in the region are constructed mainly from mud and other materials that aren’t earthquake-resistant, leading to the collapse of approximately 100 homes while people were sleeping. At least four people were killed in the collapse of a coal mine, while at least 19 more died as a result of the earthquake.

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