Religion: Brothers in Berlin

Since the days of the Reformation, Berlin has been a Protestant stronghold, and often a place of bitter memory for Germany's Roman Catholics. Last week Catholics were again battling for their faith in Berlin, but not against the Protestants. The Katholikentag, the 75th official congress of German Catholics, found Catholics and Protestants solidly lined up against a common enemy: Communism.

Months before the Catholic congress, Catholic leaders had negotiated with the Communist rulers of East Germany to allow representatives of the 2,100,000 Roman Catholics living in East Germany free passage to Berlin. At the last minute, the Reds, as usual, broke their...

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