Report from the Chronicle of the Parish of Staševica, 1956. Manuscript
This record is from the Chronicle of the parish of Stasevica dated August 19, 1956, when Franić went on a pastoral visit to parishes in the area around the Neretva River, more precisely in the small village Staševica. Local communists attempted to prevent the arrival of Archbishop Franić in their parish through their Party organizations by physically stopping him on the road to the village, which he was visiting to share the sacrament of the confirmation to young people. The event testified to the total effort to de-Christianize society by the regime at the time. In that sense, Franić's diary is a genuine source of testimony about similar processes throughout his archdiocese.
Split Ulica Zrinsko Frankopanska 14, Croatia 21000
Personal fund of Archbishop Frane Franić, box. 240.
Osobni fond nadbiskupa Frane Franića, kut. 240.
- Frane Franić
- Kljaić, Stipe
Kovačić, Slavko, interview by Kljaić, Stipe , July 27, 2018. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection