POLAND: The Children's Friends

The six-month-old agreement between the Roman Catholic bishops of Poland and the Communist Polish government broke down last week. In a recent letter to President Boleslaw Bierut, just made public, Primate Archbishop Stefan Wyszynski and Adam Cardinal Sapieha set forth a long list of grievances accumulated since the peace pact was signed.

Hundreds of priests, the letter declared, have been shadowed, menaced, tormented. Many have been jailed and sentenced to prison terms without trial. For refusing to sign the Communist-inspired Stockholm Peace Appeal more than 500 priests were barred from their classrooms. Seminary buildings at Wroclaw (Breslau), Olsztyn (Allenstein) and...

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