SPAIN: Excommunicated

Long argued, bitterly fought by Spanish conservatives. Spain's new Law of Re- ligious Congregations, passed three weeks ago (TIME, May 29), still lay last week on the desk of tousle-haired President Niceto Alcala Zamora ready for signature. Long as he could President Alcala Zamora postponed the deed, sent messages to the Cortes protesting the section forbidding primary and secondary education by monks or nuns, insisting on the right to use the mediating power that is his under the Constitution. An open break threatened between Zamora's adherents and the Socialist followers of bag-jowled...

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