Poland: Continuing Quarrel

Poland's millennium in 1966, the anniversary of the country's conversion to Christianity, was as much a quarrel as it was a celebration. The country's Communist leaders were indefatigable in their search for ways to foul up the festivities. And now, even after the millennium has come to a quiet end, the squabble between church and state is as noisy as ever. Last week adamant Arch bishop Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski was once again at loggerheads with the tough secular party boss, Wladyslaw Gomulka. This time the issue was state regulation of seminaries.

For years, laws giving the state power over all...

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