Münster's Catholic Bishop Clemens von Galen Forbids Churches Flying Nazi Swastika Flag

Münster's Catholic Bishop Clemens von Galen Forbids Churches Flying Nazi Swastika Flag

Clemens August Graf von Galen, Catholic Bishop of Münster

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Clemens August Graf von Galen, Catholic Bishop of Münster in Westphalia, forbids churches in his diocese from flying the Nazis' swastika flag, now Germany's national flag, because churches are a house of God, dedicated to Christ.

Although this is not in any way directly critical of the Nazi government or Nazi agenda, it is a rare act of refusing to actively support and collaborate with the Nazi regime.

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