Religion: Polish Divorces

Poland, to which Pope Pius XI was once a lively, winter-sports-loving Papal Nuncio, is predominantly Roman Catholic (71%). It is also one of the few remaining nations where it is practically impossible to be married or divorced outside the church. Since the Catholic Church does not grant divorces, a Pole who wishes one must be a member of some other church. Last week it. appeared that, just as U. S. citizens get divorces by becoming temporary residents of Nevada, so Poles were getting them by becoming temporary members of the Orthodox Church.

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