Religion: Protective Custody

Since Viennese Nazis sacked the archiepiscopal palace of Theodor Cardinal Innitzer last month, the Nazi Government of the Ostmark has systematically closed down Roman Catholic schools and seminaries, bundled monks out of their monasteries, arrested and harried the lower clergy. After the sack, Cardinal Innitzer (whom the U. S. Catholic hierarchy at its recent annual meeting praised as a "valiant spokesman") issued a statement denying that he had ever attacked Adolf Hitler, or that he had been silent at the accession of Sudetenland, and declaring: "I expressed my thanks to the Führer and...

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