Religion: Church & Democracy

Two statesmen talked peace at Hyde Park in the autumn of 1936. One was gaunt, dark-eyed Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli. Papal Secretary of State. The other was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Last year Cardinal Pacelli became Pope Pius XII. Last Christmas President Roosevelt, striving to halt World War II, recalled their talk of peace on earth. To the Pope he wrote: "In their hearts men decline to accept for long the law of destruction forced upon them by wielders of brute force. Always they seek . . . to find again the faith without which the...

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