Religion: Purge in France

In the days of Vichyfrance, many a loyal Frenchman clenched his fist against

hose of the Catholic clergy who actively collaborated with the Nazis and urged their flocks to do likewise. The tightest-clenched fists were those of pro-Ally Catholics themselves. Among the prelates suspected:

-" Msgr. Henri Dutoit, Bishop of Arras. In 1941 a German D.N.B. dispatch quoted him as writing in a pastoral letter: "Collaboration is no slavery. ... He who collaborates should not be denied placing his own genius and his own resources at the disposal of the joint effort to enhance the value of this collaboration." Last fall, Bishop Dutoit...

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