Foreign News: Church Control

Nazification received a brief check last week when the elders of the Landes-kirchen, representing 29 Protestant church groups, meeting in Berlin, stubbornly refused to accept a hand-picked Nazi candidate as First Evangelical Bishop of the Reich. Picked by the Hitlerites to unify and co-ordinate Germany's Protestant sects was a Rev. Dr. Ludwig Müller. army chaplain and leader of a Nazi organization known as the "German Christians." Despite arguments, pleas and threats, the sober, elderly delegates to the Landes-kirchen stubbornly refused to vote for him, chose as their leader patriarchal Rev. Dr. Friedrich von...

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