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MONS. AUGUSTIN JURETIĆ – WORK IN EMIGRATION THROUGH THE NEWSLETTER CROATIAN HOME

Lidija Bencetić ; Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

Monsignor Augustin Juretić was a man of many interests (a priest, a politician, a journalist and a charity worker) who, during his life, engaged in various fields and left the biggest mark in journalism and writing. He took leave of Croatia during the Second World War and settled in Fribourg, Switzerland where he started the magazine Croatian Home. The magazine followed the concept of the former Croatian Peasant Party and was Catholic oriented. Juretić was perfectly familiar with events in Yugoslavia, which was evident from the news brought by the Croatian Home. He had very good analytical skills, which are manifested in the articles where he anticipated the further course of events or analyzed the causes of their occurrence. In twelve years that he spent abroad, he had contacted not only the Croatian emigration, but also the foreign clergy, journalists, diplomats and politicians. He was bringing the news from Yugoslavia thus warning of the nature of the communist regime in Yugoslavia and, most importantly for him, of the systematic terror against the Croatian people and the Catholic Church. Beside the Croatian Home he was also active in other expatriate magazines – Our Hope, Croatian Catholic Folk Calendar of Jesus and Mary’s Heart, Croatian Voice. His writing shows an enormous effort for Croatian liberation from the communist rule and for the collapse of the communist system in Yugoslavia, which would ultimately result in establishing the independent state of Croatia.

Keywords

Augustin Juretić; Croatian Home; Croatian emigration; Catholic Church; Communist regime

Hrčak ID:

113049

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/113049

Publication date:

17.12.2013.

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