POLAND: Way of Dying

The Red government of Poland had turned in due course toward a "hard" policy of Communizing the nation. Before they come into direct conflict with the peasants on the issue of collective farms, Poland's Communists have decided that the first order of business is to break the influence and independence of the Roman Catholic Church. To that end, the Communists over the past several weeks have stepped up pressure on the church; the Vatican last week issued a long report detailing persecutions in Poland.

On the heels of this report came a government announcement in Warsaw, published on the front pages...