Religion: The Bishops on the Crisis

The bishops of both the Roman Catholic and the Episcopal Churches in the U.S. spoke out solemnly last week on the world crisis—responding to the fact that, as the Catholic statement put it, "Once again in our time the alarm bell is ringing in the night." Both statements were remarkably similar in content. Both offered a powerful endorsement of the United Nations− certainly the strongest yet given by the Catholic Church in the U.S.—and in consequence they also provided a powerful moral boost to the crucial work of U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold (see FOREIGN NEWS). Both statements also contained support...

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