Independence-era archbishop remembered on centenary

Archbishop Alojzij Šuštar (1920-2007): Arhiv Demokracije

Archbishop Alojzij Šuštar (1920-2007), who played a major role in Slovenia’s independence efforts, was honoured with a book and symposium marking the centenary of his birth.


President Borut Pahor described him as the “nestor of the process of reconciliation in society, a pillar of independence”, saying he was among those without whom Slovenia would not have been a sovereign country today. Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenia’s first foreign minister, counts Šuštar “among the great Slovenian generation who advocated an independent country and brought it to fruition”.