Njegova vizija ujedinjenog kršćanstva pokazala se sve više kao tlapnja i iluzija

 
 
Nakon dubokog razočarenja u Srbe te u svoju viziju južnoslavenstva Strossmayer se okreče drugoj misiji. Ono po čemu je značajan biskup J. J. Strossmayer je njegov predan rad na ujedinjenju Katoličke Crkve i pravoslavnih crkava. Uočavajući činjenicu da za crkveni raskol nisu bili krivi slavenski narodi, već da je to djelo grčko,Strossmayer je držao da bi upravo Slaveni trebali napraviti korak k ujedinjenju. Ulogu ujedinjenja, koju je dodijelila Božja providnost, Strossmayer je vidio u hrvatskom i ruskom narodu. Smatrao je da je jedino ruski narod istinski slobodan, nezadojen masonstvom, te je kao pragmatik uvidio da će Rusija uskoro postati puno više u svjetskim razmjerima nego što je tada značila. Njegova želja je bila da Rusija postane politički jaka i stabilna u europskom koncertu velesila kako bi bila kadra ispuniti crkveno poslanje ujedinjenja, ali i pridonijeti rješavanju pitanja slavenskih naroda u Europi, posebice u Austro-Ugarskoj. Na tom tragu išao je njegov brzojav kojega je uputio 27. srpnja 1888. godine rektoru kijevskog sveučilišta Sveti Vladimir prigodom 900. obljetnice pokrštavanja Rusa. Rusko javno mnijenje koje je u to vrijeme živjelo u nekoj vrsti političke izolacije vrlo brzo je pozdravilo Strossmayerov brzojav.
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Biskupov brzojav gromko je odjeknuo u Austro-Ugarskoj. Napadali su ga sa svih strana kao glavnog neprijatelja dualističkog sustava s ciljem da ga eliminiraju iz političkog života Monarhije. Glavni poticatelji hajke na Strossmayera bili su pripadnici političke elite Beča i Pešte kojima nije odgovaralo jačanje slavenske uzajamnosti unutar Monarhije, poglavito ne jačanje Rusije, a Strossmayer je u toj napadačkoj eliti prepoznao Židove i slobodne zidare.
 
Najveći sukob dogodio se 12. rujna 1888. godine u Bjelovaru, za posjeta cara Franje Josipa I. Bjelovaru prigodom održavanja vojnih vježbi 13. i 14. rujna na Bilogori, između Bjelovara i Daruvara. Car je u gradskoj vijećnici primao deputacije, a među crkvenim velikodostojnicima bio je i  J. J. Strossmayer. U međusobnom kratkom susretu car je vrijeđajući napao biskupa, aludirajući na njegovu „bolest“ zbog toga što je uputio brzojav u Kijev, a na sve uvrede Strossmayer je mirno i dostojanstveno odgovarao valjanim argumentima. Taj susret ostat će u povijesti poznat kao Bjelovarska afera.
 
O Bjelovarskoj aferipisao je Obzor prenoseći članak iz peštanskih novina Pesti Hirlap u kojima među ostalom stoji: „...cijeli svijet znade, da hrvatska opozicija životari samo pod uplivom Strossmayera i od njegova novca ... hvala kralju što je stavio nogu na jednu od glava te panslavenske hydre, što je veleizdajno djelovanje Strossmayerovo žigosalo na hrvatskom zemljištu.“
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Usprkos beskrupuloznim napadima Strossmayer je ostao miran, ne napuštajući svoje stavove. Njegovi dugogodišnji napori na ujedinjenju crkava nisu našli na razumijevanje ni u Vatikanu ni kod pravoslavnih crkava. Biskup je istodobno bio napadan, kako od katoličkih, tako i pravoslavnih preleta, koji su odbacivali njegove ideje svatko sa svojih pozicija i stanovišta. Strossmayerova vizija ujedinjenog kršćanstva pokazala se sve više kao tlapnja i iluzija, a san o „Božanskom izmirenju“ Istoka i Zapada postajao je sve više samo san. (Željko Karaula: Bjelovarska afera 1888., Postdiplomski studij povijesti, Filozofski fakultet-Zagreb)
 
Glede Bjelovarske afereStrossmayera je najviše pogodila politička diskvalifikacija od svog političkog „neprijatelja“ dr. Ante Starčevića, objavljena u listu Hrvatska,sredinom rujna 1888. godine. Starčević je taj događaj u Bjelovaru nazvao simulacijom, „machiavelizmom“ i pravom komedijom, i logično je da je biskupa, dok ga „razapinju“ sa svih strana, od Beča i Pešte do masonske nemani koja se zavukla u sve slojeve društva, strašno pogodila izjava Starčevića, čovjeka čistog hrvatskog srca. (Korišteni dijelovi iz knjiga Kletva kralja Zvonimira i Masoni protiv Hrvatske)
 

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