Religion: What the Pope Said

Optimists had hoped Myron Taylor's hush-hush visit to the Vatican last September might persuade the Pope to say a veiled good word for the United Nations. They were disappointed. In his annual Christmas Eve message, Pius XII said: "The Church does not intend to take sides." Some were comforted, however, by the fact that he: 1) condemned states banning "ethics or religion" and "herding men as if they were a mass without a soul"; 2) upheld educational and religious freedom; 3) flayed racial persecution; 4) urged legislation to defend the worker's "rights as...

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