Foreign News: Plunder on the Left

In "an hour of supreme gravity" (three weeks before elections), the Pope last week told 40,000 women jammed in St. Peter's basilica that it was not only their right, but their duty to vote only for candidates offering "sure guarantees that they will respect the rights of God and of religion."

In a small parish on the capital's outskirts the pastor told his flock: "Article 66 [of the electoral laws] forbids priests carrying on political propaganda in church. I respect this law. But no one can prevent me from reminding you that crucified Christ had two thieves at his side . ....

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