Religion: Spiritualty We Are Semites

This week listeners at Europe's 36,000,000 radio sets might have heard New York's Archbishop Francis Joseph Spellman preaching civil disobedience. The Archbishop's OWI broadcast (his first), rebroadcast by BBC, eloquently urged Hungary's nine million Roman Catholics* to disobey their Government's new anti-Semitic decrees.

Said Monsignor Spellman:

"Almost on the feast of Pentecost (May 28), the day on which the Church of Christ emphasizes the supranational, supraracial character of her mission, we learned that the Government of Hungary had agreed to enforce against the Jewish people a code of discriminatory laws. We were told...

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