Religion: Catholics in China

In satellite countries where it seized control after World War II, Communism has been trying out its own special technique for battling its great international enemy, the Roman Catholic Church. The technique: set up a local church organization and try to split clergy and congregations off from Rome. "National Catholic" churches have already been promoted in Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Last week the Peking Communist government was trying with might & main to shatter the religious solidarity of China's 3,500,000 Catholic faithful.

The campaign was quietly launched last year as a simple patriotic...

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