Here is an excerpt from the 1933 pastoral letter authored by the German Bishops:
"The Church is a holy, self-contained and independent society receiving her charter not from the State but from God. Those who govern the country would therefore do well not to regard the Catholic Church as a serving-maid, but as the divine power on earth."
The Protestant reaction is also contained within the article.
The Nazi struggle for control of the churches continued - three weeks later, this article was filed...
Click here to read about the Nazi efforts to change the German churches into fascist tools.
More about Archbishop von Faulhaber can be read here...
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