Religion: Words & Works

¶The Chinese Communists cracked down on some of the last remaining Roman Catholic missions. News reaching Hong Kong indicated that the Reds had arrested at least eleven priests in Shanghai, ten in Tientsin and an unknown number in Canton. Familiar charge: the priests were "well-known spies."

¶The Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform), meeting in Estes Park, Coio.. heard its president rebuke "legislators who would seal the lips of prophetic clergymen." Said Rabbi Joseph L. Fink of Buffalo, in a reference to congressional criticism of Methodist Bishop G. Bromiey Oxnam (TIME, March 30): "For any Congressman, in furious self-rectitude, to intimidate clergymen...

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