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Vatican Newspaper Criticizes Hermann Goering's Decree on Political Catholicism

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L'Osservatore Romano, the official Vatican newspaper, criticizes a decree issued last month by Hermann Goering on "Political Catholicism."

In it, Goering attacked bishops who use their pulpits for political purposes. According to the editorial, the clergy has a right to speak out on public issues that raise moral questions.

The Concordat between Nazi Germany and the Vatican stipulates that Catholic institutions in Germany are not allowed to be involved in politics. There is, however, much disagreement between the two over what does and does not qualify as "political."

The Nazis want to define just about everything outside the sacraments as being political, and this is consistent with their definition of politics.

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