Above image - "......Josip Juraj Strossmayer (also Joseph Georg Strossmayer; February 4, 1815 – May 8, 1905) was a Roman Catholic bishop, benefactor and a politician from Croatia........" - URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josip_Juraj_Strossmayer
1. 1903 - 1918
Austria Hungary, the last Catholic Empire, in decline. Catholicisation of Dalmatia and Slavonia. The creation of "greater Croatia". The Slav revolution - Serbia as the centre of resistance to Austria Hungary and seen by the Vatican as the westernmost outpost of the hated 'schismatic Slavdom'.
................."Archduke Franz Ferdinand (of Austria Hungary) wished to stem the advance of Orthodox Christianity by converting the largest possible number of Serbs to Roman Catholicism. The Archduke suggested to Brosch that they should all (ie Orthodox, Catholic and Muslims) be dropped into a cauldron and only the Catholics should be allowed to come to the surface." - Die Aussenpolitik Franz Ferdinands by Leopold Lumetzky, Berliner Monatshefte June 1944 p. 187
From: http://www.thetrumpet.com/?q=184.108.40.206 Seen in: "Vatikaani, Kroatian serbien kansanmurha ja toinen näkökulma entisen Jugoslavian sotiin" URL: http://maallikkoapuri.blogspot.com/2011/02/vatikaani-kroatian-serbien-kansanmurha.html
No, he hated Serbs not for hobby, but because not reciprocated by them in his political vision of relations between the empires, the Orthodox one (Russia), and the Roman Catholic one (Hapsburg).
Serbia – I mean the elite of it – was completely dragged inside the dreams of power and ambition, cultivated for all long the second half of XIX by the diplomacy of Rome. Think only to those Romish priests roaming in the end of XIX century in Serbia, and I mean not the land or the streets of cities and villages, but the the offices of Serbian ministers. To imagine a punishment – by the Austrian side – against the Orthodox Serbs and then to avoid to settle the score with Mother Russia, is a pure sign of mind illness, because the same Calvinist Hohenzollern would have been preoccupied, seriously preoccupied, about the fate of their dreams of Balkan expansion, suddenly disturbed by an eventual Hapsburg crown gone made.... and forced to say bye bye to the railroad-project "Berlin-Istanbul"...... Unfortunately in the Hapsburg minds there was, all along that ending century, still great traces of health (think only to the answer in front of the murder of the heir to the throne, Rudolph, evidently who counted in the palace of Wien understood that the assassin was performed in order to put hate between Vienna and Berlin....). Therefore Rome had to fatigue the Hercules fatigues in order to arise hate between Belgrade and Vienna.
Ok, with the age of Leo XIII, Serbia was the "round-table" of confrontation between Moscow and Wien. But such confrontation leaved a third subject outside the door of the important international scenery. A true offense, as “international” is also synonymous of “universal”! For this reason, to enter again in the game, it required to subtract that geographical and religious table from the control of those two empires. In other words: it required to control the object of the relations between both imperial crowns, the control of Serbia. Question: which was the third 'empire'? Answer: it was the Roman Catholic empire of the pope. The re-unification between the Russian secessionist (schismatic) province of that empire, with the Mother house in saint Peter square, requested - with no alternative - to disintegrate the box (Russian crown) where that schismatic province was living, a provocative oasis of blissful couldn't care less attitude respect the anxious requests of unity launched by the 'divine' emperor of Rome.
The ascertainment for which you cannot disintegrate the Russian empire without to be constrained to robust similar modification also in the bordering Old Continent, led to what we know under the term "First World Conflict" (which buried inside the history's grave another universalism, the one of the Ottoman empire). No worry if that war started from Serbia, because Serbia was the religious zip connecting together those four examples of secular universalism (the four “empires”), four kind of secular universalism which, for their inner nature, were only enemies of the Roman universalism.
Therefore we can conclude that it is just today that the anti-German spin, (practically a form of fear for the ghosts in the castles), need to be increased, as the re-unification wished by our bishop Strossmayer is near the corner, and with all the troubles it will arise, surely it is dragging that vague sensation that it couldn't be implemented in else way than with a good Roman Catholic toast in the cemetery of the Eurasian empires.
(An observation about the below excerpt: the support of the political idea for a federation of the Slavic people, maybe with an autonomous crown, at the guise of the Hungarian crown, as constitutive part of the Hapsburg empire, more to be the usual disguise of the plans of death for Hapsburg empire, it was also and moreover a powerful way in to instigate the Balkan Slav nationalism against the centralism of Vienna. The priests of Rome know how to praise you meanwhile, under their cloaks, they have ready their poniards...):
"......Politically Strossmayer was a champion for the appreciation of the Slavic peoples in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and a federation of all South Slavic peoples (Illyrism) under Habsburg leadership. For this reason he was, from the side of the Church, for an approach of the Catholic Church to the Orthodox Church and sought a unified Slavic liturgy for Croats and Serbs. Was modeled for him as Catholics, including the well-groomed in Dalmatia Slavonic rite. Strossmayer active supporter for the Union with the Russian Orthodox Church, as the leading church of the Slavic Orthodox churches, without which there were no political conditions. The First Vatican Council in Rome, he fought against the newly introduced long time dogma of papal infallibility, as it represented an obstacle to the talks with the Orthodox Union.
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"....Politisch war Strossmayer ein Vorkämpfer für die Aufwertung der slawischen Völker in der Österreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie sowie für einen Zusammenschluss aller südslawischen Völker (Illyrismus) unter habsburgischer Führung. Aus diesem Grund trat er kirchlicherseits für eine Annäherung der Katholischen Kirche an die Orthodoxe Kirche ein und strebte eine einheitliche slawische Liturgie für Kroaten und Serben an. Vorbild war für ihn als Katholiken, unter anderem der in Dalmatien gepflegte Altslawische Ritus. Strossmayer engagierte sich auch für die Union mit der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche, als führender Kirche der slawisch-orthodoxen Kirchen, ohne dass es zu seiner Zeit dafür irgendwelche kirchenpolitischen Voraussetzungen gab. Beim Ersten Vatikanischen Konzil in Rom wehrte er sich lange Zeit gegen das neu eingeführte Dogma der päpstlichen Unfehlbarkeit, da es ein Hindernis für die Unionsgespräche mit den Orthodoxen darstellte......"
(As I have no time, no resources, no money, no support at disposition, it is clear that what I wrote is affected by many errors and uncorrectness. I am not a prostitute lay journalist of this dirty Vatican 'tollerant' regime called 'democracy'. I have not the 51% of the Bank of America supporting my writings. I don't control the Casinò of Ostenda and neither Citroen and Peugeot as the General Superior did at least in 1958. So corrections and additions could appear in the future)