Religion: Pleasant Words for Franco

Spain's Nazi-loving Dictator Francisco Franco took a tighter grip on his war-scarred country last week. Before El Caudillo in Madrid's El Prado Palace stood four Roman Catholic prelates, the Bishops of Barcelona, Ciudad Real, Jaén and Salamanca. They were there to do what none of their predecessors had done since medieval days: take an oath of fealty to the head of the Spanish State.

To the dictator's ears came the pleasant words of the oath: "Before God and the Holy Gospel, I swear and promise, as bents a Bishop, fidelity to the Spanish State....

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