By a Staff Reporter The British Government's views about religious intolerance have been "made known" to the Yugoslav Government, Mr. Anthony Eden said in a letter this week.
He was replying to representations by Mr. Leslie Lever. M.P. (Lab.. Ardwick I. The Foreign Secretary went on to say that "the strong feelings in the country, especially among Roman Catholics, about the religious policies of the Yugoslav Government have. no doubt, been brought home to Marshal Tito."
Rather surprisingly, Mr. Eden goes on to quote the recent meeting between Tito and the Yugoslav Bishops as having been held "in order to find a basis for improving relations between Church and Sta te."
In fact, Tito simply stated his own demands—which last week-end were incorporated in a new anti-Church decree (see page 8)—and brushed aside the Bishops' requests. In the circumstances there would seem to he little basis for Mr. Eden's concluding sentence to Mr. Lever: "There seem, therefore, to be grounds for hoping that the situation will improve." Mr. Lever told THE CATHOLIC HEstan: "I intend to keep the situation under review and shalt not be satisfied until all religious intolerance in Yugoslavia and any other country is speedily brought to an end."