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Catholics in Italy Join Jewish Opposition to Comic Strip Bible

The Roman Catholic archdiocese in Milan has withdrawn the ecclesiastical license previously granted to a publishing firm there which was issuing a serialized version of the Bible in comic-strip form.

Announcement that the permit has been revoked was made here yesterday in the Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. Jewish organizations had complained against the comic-strip serialization as “vulgarization and profanation” of sacred Scripture.