Foreign News: Little World of Don Camillo

Don Camillo Berlocchi, shepherd of the flock in the Umbrian village of Vingone, brooded long and bitterly on the day the results of the Italian elections were announced. All over the land before the voting, "sacred notices" were posted warning Christians that "all are excommunicated and apostate" who support the Reds or "those parties which make common cause with Communism." In parish after parish across Italy the Reds lost strength. Yet in Don Camillo's own village of 400-odd people, the Reds gained. Vingone cast 210 votes for the Communists, only 78 for the Christian Democrats.

All around Don Camillo, the faithless ones...

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