Foreign News: Madman Hitler

In Munich two Sundays ago, Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber, Germany's No. 1 anti-Nazi prelate, preached in his cathedral on "The God-Given Rights of Personality," to the accompaniment of rude whistles (which he ignored) from Nazis in his congregation. Last week, at the height of Germany's pogroms, Cardinal Faulhaber asked for police protection for the Catholic clergy. Instead he received, from District Leader Adolf Wagner, a snarl: "If Faulhaber mends his ways, he will be protected better than the police can protect him." Thereupon a Nazi mob ganged up to the Cardinal's palace, smashed...

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