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‘Badge of shame’ for Catholics: Nazi-hunters condemn Mass for Croatia’s fascist WWII leader

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The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre slammed Monday a Mass in Zagreb to commemorate Croatia’s World War II pro-Nazi leader, claiming it was a “badge of shame” for the Catholic Church.

“It’s hard to believe that in the centre of the capital of a member of the European Union, very close to Zagreb’s Jewish community, hundreds of people gathered yesterday to commemorate the memory of one of Europe’s biggest mass murderers,” the head of the centre’s Jerusalem office said in a statement.

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Efraim Zuroff labelled the service marking the 55th anniversary of Ante Pavelic’s death an “insult to the memory of Pavelic’s hundreds of thousands of innocent victims”, and a “badge of shame for the Catholic Church”.

Masses on the anniversary of Pavelic’s death are regularly held in a basilica in downtown Zagreb and in Split, on the Adriatic coast.

Pavelic headed a Nazi-allied Croat state from 1941 to 1945.

He died in Madrid on December 28, 1959, reportedly from wounds inflicted in an attack on him two years earlier in Buenos Aires, where he had fled after the Axis defeat in 1945.

Pavelic’s World War II Ustasha regime killed hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Jews, Roma and anti-fascist Croatians in concentration camps.

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Almost 90 percent of Croatia’s population of 4.2 million are Roman Catholics.

The former Yugoslav republic joined the EU last year.

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The View goes ‘insane’ trying to unravel GOP’s mind-bending impeachment conspiracies

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Panelists on "The View" questioned their own sanity while trying to make sense of the theories House Republicans threw out to defend President Donald Trump against impeachment.

The four panelists, minus an absent Meghan McCain, were thoroughly confused by GOP arguments against the evidence presented in the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry -- where Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor revealed the president was overheard discussing investigations of Joe Biden with the EU ambassador by phone.

"Here's the craziest part of that call," said co-host Abby Huntsman. "It's an incredible breach of security."

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Second official confirms Trump’s call with Gordon Sondland as evidence for latest bombshell grows: report

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According to the Associated Press, a source is saying that a second US embassy official overheard President Trump’s call with Sondland regarding Ukraine moving forward with investigating Trump's political rivals.

Suriya Jayanti was also at the table during Trump's call and was identified by anonymous source who spoke to the AP. Jayanti is a foreign service officer who is based in Kyiv.

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Pelosi smacks down Fox News reporter’s question — and hilariously explains to Trump what ‘exculpatory’ means

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday smacked down Fox News reporter Chad Pergram after he insinuated that House Democrats seemed "excited" about the prospect of impeaching President Donald Trump.

During a press conference, Pergram asked Pelosi, "Why would the public not think that the House is dead set on a course to impeach the president when all of this milieu was going on?"

"All this milieu is a seeking of the truth," she replied. "It's called an inquiry."

Pelosi at this point turned to the camera and seemed to address Trump directly.

"And if the president has something that is exculpatory -- Mr. President, that means if you have anything that shows your innocence -- then he should make that known," she said. "And that's part of the inquiry. So far we haven't seen that."

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