SPAIN: Church from State

Exactly one year ago Spain's Constituent Assembly drew up the new Republic's Constitutional article providing broadly for "separation of church and State." That same day dynamic, counter-religious Don Manuel Azana became Premier of Spain. Last week he was still Premier—no mean record, considering Spain's tribulations. Firmly entrenched. Premier Azana celebrated his first official birthday by presentation to the Cortes of Spain's new Law of Religious Orders. This act, which Spaniards believed certain to pass, will implement the Constitution's counter-religious clauses, much as the Volstead Act implements the 18th Amendment.

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