Foreign News: Catholic Communists

Freed from the Fascist muzzle, Rome's journalists went on a publishing spree. Among many new periodicals, dyed every shade of political opinion, appeared Voce d'Operaia (Workmen's Voice), self-styled organ of the "Catholic Communists."

This startling association of terms raised a dither. Said Minister of State Palmiro Togliatti, boss of Italy's well-knit Communist Party: "I do not know what the Catholic Communist Party is. I will have to find out." Even if Voce d'Operaia turned out to be short-lived, it was a testimonial to the growing popularity of Russia and Communism among Italians....

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