LEADING Swiss Catholic daily newspaper here has advocated an exchange of views between representatives of the Church and Masonic lodges", Dr, Karl Wick, veteran editor of Vaterland and a former member of the Swiss Congress, expressed this view in a front page editorial suggesting whether a modus vivendi is not possible between the two.
He said many Masons no longer subscribe to ideas prevailing among them in the last century, although he admitted different trends are present in various Masonic national groups.
Dr. Wick referred to a book by Alec Mellor, published in France with the title Our Separated Brethren, the Masons, bearing the imprimatur of Bishop Joseph Schoiswohl of GrazSeckau, Austria,
Envoy to Brazil dies
Archbishop Armando Lombardi, 50, Apostolic Nuncio to Brazil since 1954, died in Rio de Janeiro on Monday night last, of pneumonia. He had been named in some Vatican circles as a likely successor to Cardinal Cicognani as Papal Secretary of State.