GREAT BRITAIN: Westminster's Word

In Pope Pius' latest encyclical (TIME, June 1) His Holiness said: ''No one can be a good Catholic and at the same time a true Socialist."

In Great Britain, where the Labor Party is Socialist in platform and doctrine, Socialist Ramsay MacDonald was urged by his hotter-headed Clydeside followers to flay the Encyclical. But he kept his tem per, mildly said: "I shall wait for an interpretation by some Catholic dignitary in this country." Not until last week did the interpretation come, from Francis Cardinal Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster.*

His Eminence was once Domestic Prelate...

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