Religion: No Smiles for Cain

The Vatican was not happy about Nikita Khrushchev's glad-handing barnstorm through the U.S., opposed the proposed (and now postponed) trip of Italy's President Giovanni Gronchi to Russia. Last week tough-minded, conservative Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani, secretary of the Congregation of the Holy Office, took the occasion of a Mass before a group of refugees from Communist countries to deliver some hard words.

"No one desires peace more than you who have felt the lacerations of war," he said. "[But] just as Cain cannot murder Abel without protest, as entire nations cannot be held in slavery...

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