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Catholic Chancery Disapproves of “good Friday” Threat Against Jews

April 9, 1952
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A statement issued here last night by the chancery office of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese indicates disapproval of the campaign to force Jewish businessmen in New York to close their shops for three hours on Good Friday. The statement reads:

“The chancery office of the Archdiocese of New York had no previous knowledge of the solicitation of non-Catholic business people to close their establishments on Good Friday nor of the distribution of placards to those indicating compliance. If approval of this plan had been sought this would not have been granted.”

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