May 27, 1958

TERRORIST BOSS: (From an editorial in Kathimerini) Cypriot Ethnarch Archbishop Makarios was right in accepting an invitation from the head of the Anglican Church to a conference in Lambeth, outside London, as well as to have represented the Cypriot Orthodox Church in person, irrespective of whether he will have the opportunity to hold official talks with the British government on the Cyprus issue. Naturally the invitation is not a condescension but a recognition of someone who was until recently exiled by the British as a «terrorist boss,» according to London newspapers, a man of the Church who «abandoned the Gospel for the sake of the relentless struggle for freedom.» One could say to the English that at least with regard to the latter, they are in ignorance of Greek history, which has always linked the struggles of the people with those of the Church. But to what purpose? Each nation acts in accordance with its own traditions and history. FRENCH CRISIS: Paris, 23 – The situation continues to be confused, although a modus vivendi has been established between the two sides and order now prevails across the country. Prime Minister Pierre Pflimlin is trying to persuade General Charles de Gaulle to accept a mediating role between the government and the rebels.