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Papal Encyclical Seen Veering Hungary Against Reich

April 7, 1937
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Rejection of anti-Semitism by a Catholic notable and a public denunciation of Germany’s attitude toward the Christian religion by a Protestant Bishop today indicated how far the recent papal encyclical against Germany has swung Hungarian public opinion, the Havas News Agency reported.

The Rev. Father Jusztin Baranyai, a leading figure in the Hungarian Catholic world, told an interviewer that the church “wants justice for all and condemns all excesses and therefore cannot approve anti-Semitism.” He recommended extreme prudence to those of his flock who belonged to the right-wing extremist parties.

Bishop Alexander Raffay said that Germany “has profoundly deceived us,” and deplored the fact that “Germany has taken a position against Christianity.”

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