POLAND: Concordat of Coexistence

For the first time a Communist regime and the Roman Catholic Church formally agreed to work positively together. The regime was the new national Communist government of Poland, which last week threw over Marx ("Religion is the opium of the people") and promised to remove all barriers to "the realization of the principles of full freedom of religious life" in the country. In return, the Polish Catholic hierarchy pledged "support for all the works of the people's Poland to bring together the efforts of all citizens for the welfare of the entire country."

One of the first acts of Wladyslaw Gomulka,...

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