In its second year Lettres de Rome, published by Fr. I,e,dit SJ., is no longer a typewritten leaflet but a printed periodical whose task is to inform the press of atheist and communist activities in all countries.
This is very useful, and deserves wholehearted support, not only by way of subscription but also by collaboration in sending the editor correct and up-to-date information.
Because the paper could be so important we must make a criticism: the editorial staff must sift and check its information more carefully, so as to issue news which cannot be challenged.
Documents about Brazil
This has not always been so, and even this latest number (Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore 7, Roma 128, 15 lire, January, 1936), contains a statement which is misleading.
It asserts in the first article, on liberty of conscience in the U.S.S.R., that by the decree of April 8, 1929, young people under 18 cannot participate in religious activity (art. 3).
Actually this article stipulates that only adults, not under 18, can be members of an association necessary for the opening of a parish in the U.S.S.R.
Another article gives documents concerning the communist insurrection in Brazil, and a third deals with the recent congress of peace and friendship with the U.S.S.R. held at Friends' House, London.