Foreign News: 10,000 Rightist Words

The Pope last week was not represented by an official delegate in Rightist Spain, though he had given de facto recognition to the Salamanca Government by accepting the credentials of General Franco's Charge d'Affaires to the Vatican (TIME, Sept. 6).

There was, however, a "provisional, semiofficial" Vatican representative in Salamanca—Isidoro Cardinal Goma y Tomas. Last week he ordered circulated to every Catholic bishop in the world an extensive letter, 10,000 words long, signed by himself, one other cardinal, six archbishops, 35 bishops, and five vicars capitular which did more than any ambassadorial recognition...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!