FRANCE: Our Lady of Tears

Both Jean Frenchman and the foremost criminologists of France have followed for exactly a year (TIME, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, 1926) the astounding trial at Melun concerning a cult whose members revived at Bordeaux the sorceries of the Middle Ages and the flaggellant rites invented by the infamous "Marquis de Sade."

Since "witchcraft" and "sorcery" had their real existence in the anti-social activities of a special class the cult of Notre Dame des Pleurs (Our Lady of Tears) whose members were finally convicted last week, may be properly...

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