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Jesuit Leader Denies Reich Unit Bars Jewish Converts

Reports that the Jesuit Society in Germany no longer admits persons of Jewish descent as members were denied today in a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency from Rev. W. Ledochowski, Superior General of the society.

He said in reply to an inquiry that “regulations governing the admittance of candidates into the Society of Jesus are exactly the same throughout the world, and that no restrictions of a special nature have been introduced either in Germany or elsewhere.”

Asked for a statement on anti-Semitic agitation in Vienna by a Jesuit father, the Superior General said:

“The Society’s attitude toward the Jewish race is identical with that of the Catholic church which inculcates charity toward all men without exception. In such a large body of men, it may happen from time to time that an individual member speaks or acts in a manner that is not in accordance with this true Christian spirit, but in such cases correction is promptly administer by Superiors.”

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