Religion: Moscow Retaliation

For two years the Rev. Georges Bissonnette of Central Falls, R.I. has shepherded a strange little flock in a dangerous wilderness. Under the terms of the 1933 Roosevelt-Litvinoff agreement by which the U.S. recognized the Soviet Union, U.S. denominations were permitted to send clergymen to minister to their nationals in Moscow. The Augustinians of the Assumption were chosen to supply priests to the Roman Catholics, and Father Bissonnette was the fourth Assump-tionist to serve a tour of duty in the enemy's citadel (no Protestant groups have ever sent ministers).

French-speaking Father Bissonnette, 33,...

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