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Say Munich Cardinal Averted Bavarian Pogroms

December 14, 1923
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The timely protest recently by Cardinal Faulhaber, Archbishop, of Munich against Bavarian anti-Semitism in his letter to former Premier Stresemann, averted pogroms throughout Barvaria, plans for which had been carefully laid.

This statement is made by the Central Committee of the Bavarian Catholic Union to the Bavarian authorities. It is the duty of the Bavarian Government to protect in the Catholic Church on pensalty of arousing the opposition of the entire Catholic community, the Central warns.

Cardinal Faulhaber’s intercession in behalf of the Jews which averted pogroms, was upon his own initiative, it is declared, and was not inspired by the Vatican.

The suggestion that the Cardinal received money from Jews for the support of the Munich Church in consideration of his action in their behalf, is indignantly repudiated.

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