‘In Search of Cardinal Stepinac’ - Luddenham-Warragamba Sacred Heart Parish Priest’s book launch
From The Catholic Weekly
|Fr Gavranovic signs copies of his book at the launch.|
Luddenham-Warragamba Sacred Heart Parish Priest Fr Zvomimir Gavranovic’s book, In Search of Cardinal Stepinac, was launched by Bishop Julian Porteous in the Macquarie Room of State Parliament on Wednesday 2 May.
Fr Gavranovic’s book is an exhaustive biography of the Archbishop of Zagreb, 1937-1960, who was central to the protection of the Church and the well-being of Catholics and minorities in Croatia in World War II. He continued the same mission post-war in Communist Yugoslavia.
Pius XII secretly raised Archbishop Stepinac to cardinal in 1953; in 1998 he was beatified by Blessed John Paul II.
The book occupied Fr Gavranovic for more than 20 years.
In launching the book, Bishop Porteous said Pope Benedict XVI regarded Cardinal Stepinac as a saintly figure. Read full story at The Catholic Weekly website
“We look forward to the day when he will be canonised,” Bishop Porteous said.
In Search of Cardinal Stepinac Book Launch: Address by Bishop Porteous
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