Washington (Oct. 15)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
In order to make up the alleged deficit in the State treasury, M. Bratianu has, since his return to the premiership, reduced the State subventions to the religious minorities from a total of 112 million lei to 70 million lei. It is, moreover, believed doubtful that the new total will actually he paid in full, a despatch from Bucharest to the National Catholic Welfare Council News Service states.
The recent government of Premier Averescu had advanced the interests and legal rights of churches other than the Greek Orthodox in Roumania, and had included substantial subsidies in the national budget for the religious minorities. But since the Regency’s recommendation that Averescu’s party be permitted to share in a new coalition government has been definitely turned down by the present Bratianu administration, there seems to be little prospect that the Averescu policy will be continued in the immediate future, the despatch states.