Religion: Franco and Jesuits

In the 400-odd years of its existence, the Society of Jesus has been suppressed, at one time or another, in nearly every nation in which it has labored. In Spain the Jesuits have been expelled or disbanded five times since 1776. The last dissolution of the order was in 1932, when the Spanish Government deprived the Society of its title to $30,000,000 worth of property (churches, houses, 25 educational institutions, efc.). Although not compelled to, many of its 2,000-odd members left Spain.

In Rightist Spain last week, Generalissimo Franco's Cabinet approved a decree...

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