Religion: President and Pope

Franklin D. Roosevelt has often been accused of misjudging the mind of the U. S. churches. Many a clergyman remembers Mr. Roosevelt's maladroit "How'm-I-doing?" letters to churchmen in 1935, plagiarized in part from a letter by Wisconsin's Philip Fox La Follette, and productive of an extraordinary number of blasts at the New Deal. And Protestants have latterly been irked by Mr. Roosevelt's preference for consulting Roman Catholic ecclesiastics.

Last week, more than a month after announcing his appointment of Myron C. Taylor as his private Ambassador to the Pope, the President had cause to stop, look and listen. Representatives of 15,000,000 U....

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