SPAIN: Sacred Alliance?

In Madrid last week it was officially reported that Spain had at last concluded an accord with the Vatican and unofficially reported that Generalissimo Francisco Franco had won the right to appoint Spanish bishops (see p. 65). With this feather in its beret, Spain's one party, the Falange Española Tradicionalista, which has fought to make the Spanish Catholic Church, not Roman, but Spanish, next day won an even greater victory: success in the long tug of war between Spain's politicians and soldiers.

Last month the soldiers apparently had the politicians sliding on their...

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