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Bishop Treated Ignominiously,

From Our German Correspondent.

Dutch Catholic papers tell of the indignation of all Catholics living near the German border. A religious festival was to be celebrated in the Franciscan monastery of St. Louis which is situated in Dutch territory at the German border. Most of the friars are Germans. The auxiliary Bishop of Aix-la-Chapelle, Mgr. Straeter, had promised to attend.

Many German Catholics from the surrounding villages were also to be present. But when the Bishop was to cross the frontier, German customs Officials insisted on searching him, even asking him to undress. He protested against that demand, particularly as he was singled out from the many people who were to cross the frontier as the only one to undergo such treatment.

Eventually the Bishop felt obliged to forego his visit to the monastery and to return to Aix-la-Chapelle.

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