Vienna (Apr. 26)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Renewed attempts at carrying on an extensive missionary propaganda among the Jewish communities in Europe are now being made by the Catholic Jewish Missions Society.
New headquarters for the Jewish Missions were recently established in Budapest and in other European centers. Voluminous propaganda literature is being published and distributed by the missionary centers. The slogans of the Zionist movement are being paraphrased in some of the literature to mislead the readers. Bishop Hanauer published an article in one of the missionary magazines. The article, entitled, “Listen, Israel,” urges Jews to embrace Catholicism, declaring that it constitutes “the only salvation” for the only people in the world “without a sanctuary.”
The Jesuit father, Bela Bangha, otherwise known for his anti-Jewish activities, appeals to the leaders of the Catholic Church to unite in taking steps to hasten Jewish “mass conversion.” Failing this, Father Bangha argues, the Jews “a people without a fatherland and without ideals” will fall prey to the Protestant missionaries.