Religion: The Morals of Victory

Three of the world's leading churchmen discussed one of the world's great moral questions last week, came to conclusions which, while different, were far from violently so. The question: how should the aggressor nations be treated in defeat?

Catholicism's Pius XII* spoke of the Reich, where he had served long years on diplomatic missions. Said he: "[I will] follow developments of postwar Germany with love and, if necessary will give her . . . help."

The Church of England's second ranking hierarch, the Archbishop of York, spoke too of Germany. In June he had cried: "We are fighting against cruelty, tyranny and treachery...

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