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a44 f .. WITH A GERXAN SOLDIER POSTED BESIDE THE PULPIT: A BEIGIAN PRIEST READING IN CHURCH CARDINAL KERCIER’S PROTEST AGAINST THE DEPORTATIONS.
Not eve n ithi the walls of their cmrches, it eems, are the Belgians free from the kon cotrol of German ililarm. Here we see a German soldier standing by, with Med bayonet, while a Belgian priest reads from the pulpit Cardinal erder’s protest against the German deprtations of Belgian dvilians The Cardinal recently replied to General Ton Bising’s charge that the Belgian authorities were to blame for the harsh measure ttken by the Germans. He stated that he had evidence that the Germans
ignored the remarks of local authorities and priests when the collecting of the so-called ” unemployed ” was in progress, and quoted specific cases disproving the German Governor’s assertion. In his letter of protest, Cardinal Meeci had said : “The naked truth is this : every workman taken from Belgium means one soldier more for the German Army. He is intended to take the place of a German workman, out of whom a soldier is to be made.”-fD sd.g Coprigi a i UsDil Stad and Casds.)