YUGOSLAVIA: Excommunicate's Interview

Rome stirred with ancient and impressive wrath. For the sentencing of Archbishop Aloysius Stepinac to 16 years on charges of helping terrorists and of forcing conversion of Serbs to Catholicism, the Holy See last week excommunicated "all those who have participated physically or morally" in this grave offense against the "liberty and dignity [of one of] the Church's sacred pastors." This clearly included Marshal (Josip Broz) Tito and most of his Government.

The excommunication, whose scope is without modern precedent, was performed by the Congregation of the Council (Catholicism's highest disciplinary...

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