15 MARCH 1873, Page 3

The Archbishop of Posen has been the first ecclesiastic in

Germany to make a rather grave mistake. The Catholic Bishops are in theory fighting the German Government on religious grounds only, but Mgr. Ledochoweki has forbidden priests to give lessons in Posen in any but the Polish language. As the law requires German to be used, and as the Catholic Church knows nothing of any question of language, the interference of the Archbishop is not exactly explicable.