Religion: Iron Curtain Churchmen

The State Department announced that it had granted visas to eleven churchmen from behind the Iron Curtain—Czechoslovakia and Hungary—to attend the second Assembly of the World Council of Churches Aug. 15-31 in Evanston, Ill. To Michigan's Republican Representative Alvin M. Bentley (now recovered from the shooting by Puerto Rican terrorists, TIME, March 8), the admission of "these servants of world Communism" seemed "naive"—and headline-worthy as well. He announced that the House subcommittee to investigate the communization of Russia's European satellites would begin hearings during the Evanston conference. Said Congregationalist Bentley: "I will...

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