INTERNATIONAL: Petrus v. Satanus

So many years have passed since angry Cromwellians flung toward Rome the horrid epithet "Whore of Babylon," that even English Protestants were shocked and horrified last week when the official Soviet news-organ Pravda applied to Pope Pius a much milder epithet, "Heavenly Liar."

Definitely the whole tone of the Soviet crusade to extinguish religion became less hysterical as the week advanced. Addressing a Moscow mass meeting of The Militant Atheists, Chairman Emelyan Yaroslavsky said that the Government deplored efforts to progress too rapidly with spectacular...

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