Religion: Words & Works

¶ Communist North Viet Nam published a decree ordering full freedom of religion, thus becoming the first Red nation in Asia to deviate publicly from the Moscow line. The order, said Radio Hanoi, was intended to correct "a mistaken policy of the government in the past." In all likelihood it was also intended to woo back some of the 700,000 Roman Catholics who fled to free South Viet Nam to escape Communist persecution.

¶ The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a plea that nudism is a religion and therefore entitled to the protection of the Bill of Rights. The case was brought by...

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