FRANCE: Priests in the Pokey

Paris' tough police force, bruised and angered by Communism's May 28 Ridgway riots, made a shocking discovery last week. Two of the rioters whom they locked up and manhandled were Catholic priests in workmen's clothes. Abbés Louis Bouyer, 35, and Bernard Cagne, 28, are ordained members of the Mission de Paris; like 85 other French "worker priests" (TIME, Feb. 27, 1950), they live and work with their flocks, do not always reveal themselves as priests, seek to convert by example as well as by precept. Bouyer earns his daily bread as a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!