ITALY: Fascismo and the Masons

Press attacks launched against the Masons by the Catholic, Nationalist, and Fascisti parties absorb the attention of all Italians. The Grand Fascista Council, at a meeting in Rome, requested its Masonic members to choose between Fascismo and Freemasonry. A sequel to this "order" was enacted at a meeting of the Rome Municipal Council, at which a motion was presented that only Nationalists, Fascisti, or Liberals not belonging to the Masonic Order should be eligible to fill existing vacancies in the city administration. The motion also included a statement that if for any reason...

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