FRANCE: Vatican Relations

Debate began in the French Chamber of Deputies on whether or not credits for the French Embassy to the Vatican are to be suppressed.

Premier Herriot is intent upon withdrawing the Embassy to the Pope, in accordance with his election promise. This policy is being opposed by Alsace and Lorraine Deputies in particular and French Catholics in general.

The Government, inherently anticlerical, bases its policy on the fact that the Vatican Embassy serves no useful purpose; moreover, it is against the interference by the clergy in the affairs of state, which the...

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