Foreign News: Explanations & Declarations

Last fortnight 61 Episcopal and Methodist bishops in the U. S. appealed to the Catholic hierarchy to remonstrate with the Rightists, all of whose leaders are Catholic, about bombing civilians. At Vatican City last week it was officially announced that Pope Pius has already done so "on his own initiative." Reported the semi-official papal newsorgan L'Osservatore Romano: "General Franco appeared to have been touched by the paternal interest of the Holy Father in the innocent victims of the war and sent to the Holy Father filial and reassuring explanations and declarations."

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