Religion: Church Militant

Twice last week the Christian Cross was raised in captive Europe to defy the will of the conquering Nazis.

In Norway the seven bishops of the Norwegian Lutheran Church, in a letter to the State's Councilor, issued the boldest public indictment yet launched against the Nazi "new order." Timed with the sinister visit to Norway of Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himmler, it militantly recalled broken Nazi promises to respect Norwegian church and civil laws, resoundingly detailed examples of brutal violence by Quisling's "uniformed hooligans," challenged Nazi banning of preachers' vow of secrecy — "the...

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