Religion: Vatican and Racism

Continuing the Aryanization of Italy, the Italian Government last month decreed : that Italians may no longer marry non-Aryans; that Italian civil and military officials may not marry foreigners; that other Italians may marry foreigners only with permission of the Ministry of the Interior. These decrees incensed the Holy See. In practice the number of marriages involved is small; but in theory the laws violate the 1929 concordat between Church and State. By that concordat. Italy recognizes the validity of all marriages contracted in Roman Catholic churches.

Last week the Vatican Osservatore Romano...

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