Negotiations Going On Again With Nazis
From Our German Correspondent As was reported in last week's issue, the whole German hierarchy has.assembled for a conference at Fulda, near the tomb of St. Boniface, apostle of Germany. It had been decided to reopen the negotiations with the nazi government, which were adjourned in 1934.
The persons who are conducting the negotiations on either side are different from those in 1933-34. The archbishops of Bamberg and Paderborn and the bishops of Berlin and Osnabrtick have been chosen as an episcopal committee for the negotiations.
Courting Popularity The object of the discussion is, of course, the interpretation of the concordat. There is hardly any paragraph of that treaty which has not been broken over and over again by the nazis.
The negotiations will show whether it is possible to improve the relations between the Church and the Nazi State.
Just now the nazis have a special reason for wishing to calm religious and other conflicts: the Olympic Games.
Germany is expecting 50,000 foreign visitors, and those visitors are expected to leave Germany admirers of the nazi regime.