While I hardly consider Stepinac to be a saintly person, there was a growing policy gap between him and Pavelic and he did put his own neck on the line to oppose Pavelic on many occasions. It is bearing false witness (which is a sin in the Orthodox Church, right?) to keep refering to Stepinac as if he and Pavelic represented the same policy.
"The archbishop [Stepinac] evidently didn't realize that Croatia under the Ustashe was nothing but a puppet state divided between Nazi Germany and Fascist
Italy" but once he did,
"From then on...Stepinac was gradually overwhelmed by reports of mass killings; as a result, he slowly began to see the truth and to find his voice" yet, "Stepinac had absolutely no way to discipline the clergy in Bosnia, where most of the atrocities were taking place."
The above quotes are taken from the chapter, "Croatia: 'Just So They Could Go to Heaven'" in Robert Kaplan's book, "Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History".
As a novice to the Balkan histories, I found Kaplan's book on the subject remarkable, engrossing and, it seems, that he tried to be fair. I will not speculate as an outsider to the situation as to the guilt or innocence of Stepinac. Being an American EO Christian with no prior knowledge of the subject, my gut tells me the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. I do think Nektarios is on to something though.
This seems, and rightly so, to be a major point of contention for our brother/sister Serbs. I would pray that, regardless of Croatia's and the Vatican's instistance of canonizing Stepinac, the Serbs, while always remembering their history, can someday learn to forgive as our Saviour commands all of us.