AUSTRIA: Family Quarrel

The hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church has its personal disagreements and political divisions. But they happen so rarely that, when a disagreement does become public, it makes news—somewhat the way a quarrel in a well-ordered family interests the neighbors. Among the more intriguing Catholic family disputes in recent times is the case of Monsignor Franz Jachym, who in the midst of his solemn consecration as Archbishop Coadjutor of Vienna (TIME, May 1) declared he felt himself unworthy of that office and hurried from the altar.

Last week it became apparent that behind Msgr. Jachym's decision lay a serious disagreement with...