YUGOSLAVIA: May He Be Damned!

Priests in heavily ornate robes stood in the pulpits of the principal Serbian Orthodox Churches in Yugoslavia last Sunday, and slowly read out the names of 141 members of Parliament, nine Cabinet Ministers, including that of Yugoslavia's Premier Milan Stoyadinovich. In Belgrade stolid worshipers listened in grim silence, but in other churches congregations throughout the countryside piously ejaculated "May He Be Damned!" as each name was pronounced.

All on the list had been temporarily excommunicated from the Serbian Orthodox Church for supporting a Concordat with the Vatican; all were due to appear...

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