Religion: Prelates Against Hitler

Two more church leaders in Nazi Europe have taken a dramatic stand against Naziism. One is the Catholic primate of conquered Belgium, the other the Lutheran bishop of Württemberg in Germany.

> "With Germany we step many degrees downward and reach the lowest possible depths," said Joseph Ernest Cardinal van Roey, Archbishop of Malines and successor to Belgium's late great Cardinal Mercier, in a speech at Wavre-Notre Dame. "We have a duty of conscience to combat and to strive for the defeat of these dangers. . . . Reason and good sense both direct us towards confidence, towards resistance. . ....

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