Religion: Demons of Hell

After the German Reich absorbed Austria last spring, Theodor Cardinal Innitzer, Archbishop of Vienna, raised a swastika flag on his cathedral (TIME, April 18). Last fortnight he wrote Adolph Cardinal Bertram, Archbishop of Breslau, that Austria's hierarchy would continue to cooperate with Hitler. The German episcopate, he declared, need not expect Austrians at the annual conference of bishops (mostly anti-Nazi) this month in Fulda. Instead, the Austrian bishops would hold their own meeting in Salzburg.

Thus, to the continued nervousness of the Vatican, there remained in German-speaking Catholicism a dangerous breach, which Pope...

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