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Colloquium Science and Faith (May, 1984)
Željko Oset, 2016, unpublished conference contribution

Abstract: The relations between the Yugoslavian communist regime and the Roman Catholic Church after World War were, to say at least, tense. After nominating – and later also electing – Aloysisus Stepinac, Archbishop of Zagreb, as cardinal in 1952/53, Yugoslavia broke off relations with Vatican as well as enforced measures to diminish the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in the public life. In Slovenia in the 1960s and early 1970s, changes wrought by the Roman Catholic Second Vatican Council and changes in the attitude of the Communist Party towards religion led to noticeable improvements in church-state relations. However, when in 1983 the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, upon receiving “unofficial” support of the leading politicians, accepted the initiative of Vatican to organize international colloquium Science and Faith, this was still a politically sensitive issue. Both sides had their own agenda: the Slovenian Communist Party was trying to assert the improvement of the democratic record, especially regarding religion liberties, Vatican, on the other hand, tried a new approach towards Eastern European Communist regimes, with Pope John Paul’s II aim to challenge undemocratic regimes, instead of sharp criticism Vatican offered collaboration. The colloquium, which took place in May 1984, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, was a great success for both parties in political sense.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...SAZU, Vatikan, Jugoslavija,znanost, vera...
Keywords: SAZU, Vatikan, Jugoslavija, znanost, vera
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