CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Hussite Hullabaloo

In the year 1415, Emperor Sigismund, the perfidious ruler of the Holy Roman Empire and the last of the Luxemburg dynasty, had burned at the stake one John Hus, protestant against the Catholic Church (he is alleged to have intimated that the Antichrist might be found at Rome), and a hero of Bohemia.

Last week, on the 510th anniversary of John Hus's death, Czecho-Slovakia celebrated her first "Nation Day" by commemmorating Hus. Up went the Hussite flag over the Presidential Castle and loud and strong were the cries from Rome. The Papal Nuncio...

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