Religion: Classic Tragedy

On the parish church in small Konigsbrunn, northwest of Vienna in Germany's Ostmark, the white-&-gold banners of the papacy fluttered in the Sunday morning sunlight. The flags showed that a cardinal was within. In the church sounded the peaceful mutter of the Mass. Outside, a mob of bumpkins grew. As the Mass neared its end, with its "Go, it is finished," shouts came from the mob:

"Give the black Cardinal a one-way ticket to Dachau!" (Naziconcentration camp).

"Innitzer preaches peace and means war!"

"Down with the political priest!"

In the church door, a red biretta on his close-cropped head, an old black overcoat covering his...

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