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RUSSIA. APPEAL TO POPE.

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT,

(Received April 12, 10 aim.) ! ROME, April 2. "Le Observatore Romano" publishes correspondence between the Vatican and the Russian Bolshevik Government, following upon an appeal of the Archbishop of Omsk to the Pope regarding Bolshevik outrages, including the murder of twenty bishops and hundreds of priests, accompanied by the cutting off of legs. Some were flayed alive. ' , ■ .

M. Tchitcherin callously replied to the Pope's protest, and accused the clergy of hoarding food 1 while the people were starving. „:. ' ■: p

It is the first occasion the Orthodox Russian Church has appealed direct to the Pope. This will probably facilitate reunion.

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RUSSIA. APPEAL TO POPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9585, 12 April 1919

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RUSSIA. APPEAL TO POPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9585, 12 April 1919

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