Foreign News: Priest into President

In rubber-stamp totalitarian fashion, the Parliament of Nazi-dominated Republic of Slovakia last week unanimously elected Premier Jozef Tiso, a Catholic priest, to become President of Slovakia. Dr. Tiso was kicked upstairs to a post of greater dignity, less power, because the Nazis have begun to consider him "untrustworthy." Simultaneously Minister of Interior Béla Tuka was promoted Premier amid rumors that he will soon be replaced by an even more pliant Nazi tool.

In Vatican City the news that a simple priest had become President—an event believed to be without precedent*—was received with anything but...

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