"Cardinal Stepinac was a defender of the truth, to which he not only bore witness with his words and teachings, but for which he also gave his life. Therefore, we are pleased to state that his sanctity has already been confirmed by the process of beatification. The Catholic faithful in Croatia may venerate Stepinac as a beatus, invoke him as a friend of God and view him as a model and witness in our time."
"He was inspired by St. Francis and was his true disciple." "He was a man of faith and the Church, who contributed much to the Church, the society as a whole, Croatian culture and Croatian science." "He was a man to whom God gave goodness, wisdom, prudence, understanding in dialogue with others, patience that his voice would not remain a cry in the wilderness but that it would knock on the door of the mind and penetrate to the depths of human nature."