CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Drive Against the Church

For centuries both friends & enemies of the Vatican have stood in awe of its facilities for collecting information from the remotest corners of the world. Although this reputation often exceeded the facts, Vatican intelligence about church affairs has rarely lagged as far behind events as its information on the Iron Curtain countries does today. It is a measure of the effectiveness of Communist secrecy that Vatican diplomatists have had to rely heavily on the newspapers to get the facts about the Communist campaign against the church in Eastern Europe. And most of what they read in the newspapers...

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