Religion: Lost & Found

The Finaly boys were back. All France vibrated with the news last week, and the story of the year, which might have been invented by Novelist Graham Greene, shifted into a new chapter with a wail of police sirens.

Last week's action began in the tapestry-hung chamber of the Court of Cassation—the Supreme Court of France—when a black-robed justice read a decree upholding the decision of a lower court: Robert and Gerald Finaly, whose Jewish parents had died in a Nazi concentration camp, should be raised by their Jewish kinsmen rather than by their Roman Catholic foster mother, Antoinette Brun. For weeks...

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