Religion: Un-Christian Co-Prosperity

The Japanese last week took another step towards liquidating all Christian influence in their "co-prosperity sphere." This abolished religious instruction in public schools throughout the Philippines. Since most of the Filipinos are Roman Catholics, this is indirectly a slap at the Vatican, with which Japan established diplomatic relations last spring.

In an English-language broadcast, the Tokyo radio declared that tolerance and freedom of religious faith in Jap-controlled areas would be extended only toward church bodies willing to cooperate with the conquerors.

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