POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Legal Actions?

Behind the Iron Curtain, the war on the Roman Catholic Church continued. In a letter to the Czech State Prosecutor, which reached the press last week, Prague's Archbishop Josef Beran detailed what had happened to him since he was "interned" in his palace (TIME, JUNE 27).

He had not been permitted to receive visitors or correspondence. An official of the Ministry of Education had occupied the palace consistory "with the assistance of the security police," had confiscated the central treasury of the Prague diocese and other diocesan property. The Communists were using Beran's official stationery and seal for communications in the...

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