Denounce Soviet Persecution of Church and Synagogue

Representatives of every religion known in France have joined in an appeal to the public opinion of the world against “persecution of religion in Russia and the arrest and execution of religious authorities”, says an Associated Press dispatch today.

“The Soviet government”, the document asserts, “is trying to uproot religion from the souls of the people as useless and dangerous, and is employing every means to arrive at that result, including confiscation of property, profanation of churches and synagogues, parodies on religious ceremonies, official atheistic schools, and prison, torture and death.”

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