Religion: Church & State

A considerable number of Protestants are suffering from an acute case of papal jitters. Last week 1,600 of them, including many prominent churchmen, issued a 450-word statement urging the Big Three to make no "deals" whatsoever with the Vatican. Said the statement : "Establishments of religion, however widely representative, however exalted, have no place at the council tables of the state. ... As a political power . . . the papacy has thrown its weight into the scales of the present human struggle on the side of the enemies of democracy. ....

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