SIR. Mention was made in the "C.H." of the bitter attacks launched by the French Left Wing Press against the Archbishop of Paris. Following the glorious example of Mgr. Stepinac, Cardinal Mindszenty and Archbishop Reran. Mgr. Maurice Feltin has displayed the fighting spirit of the Church in defence of justice. Despite strong Communist pressure and shouts of " Feltin au poteau " in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, he presided, on October 27, the Solemn Requiem Mass for alarachal Main, at which over 5.000 people attended. A group of counter-demonstrators had the impudence to leave a wreath at the Archbishop's house. bearing the inscription: "Let us pray to God for our Archbishop that he may be enl ightened ! "
This is not the first time that Mgr. Feltin has shown firmness and courage. He is a veteran of the 1914-18 war and was mentioned in five despatches. During the German occupation he saved the Grand Rabbi of Bordeaux from meeting the same fate as so many other Jews. at the hands of the Nazis. In February last, at the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the battle of Verdun. he did not fear to scandalise the public authorities by asking from the pulpit that the faithful should associate the name of Marechal Petain in their prayers. Catholics should know this, make it known around them and be proud that the Church is led by such valiant champions of justice.
Jean de Madre.
14 Pl. des Etats-Unis, Paris.