Religion: Dibelius Ex-vited

Last September the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexei, an obedient servant of Joe Stalin, invited Berlin's Protestant Bishop Otto Dibelius to visit him in Moscow. German Protestants are proud of bearded Bishop Dibelius, a courageous prelate who has again & again sharply attacked the Communists from the pulpit, and they hoped that he would make a more forceful impression on the Russians than Pastor Martin Niemöller, a political neutralist, who deprecated stories about Soviet religious persecution after his visit to Moscow in January (TIME, Jan. 14). While packing his bags, Bishop Dibelius made it plain that he intended to ask for the...

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