Religion: Ready for Martyrdom

The Bishops of Denmark are militant Christians. Early this year Bishop J. J. A. Ammundsen of Lolland-Falster warned his Lutheran flock to be ready for martyrdom. Last week to the U.S. came news of increasing militancy. In Copenhagen Bishop Hans Fuglsang-Damgaard thundered: "We shall pray and kindle the spirit. There was never any use for cowardly clergymen, least of all today."

When the Nazis rode roughshod over Denmark, they carefully bypassed the two Bishops, but they banned religious services in parts of Denmark, arrested Vilhelm Fibiger, former Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs, three Lutheran...

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