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Wednesday, 21 July 1915

Senator NEEDHAM (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - Has the attention of the Minister of Defence been called to an address delivered by the Rev. J. Adams at an Orange service at Brunswick, of which the following are excerpts : -

The Rev. J. Adams said that Germany had not gone so far yet as to recognise Roman Catholicism as the State religion, yet the German Roman Catholics were in close touch with the Government to-day. Romanism was stronger in Germany than in any other country, with the exception of Austria and Spain. In the German Parliament, the followers of the Papacy held the balance of power, and always used it in favour of militarism.

He further said -

The greatest blow the Papacy could receive would be the defeat of Germany and Austria, and it was grand to know that Australians were going to help deliver that blow.

He also said -

The aim of the Vatican was to secure worldwide dominion, and to enthrone the Pope as the potentate of the world. The war was going to inflict a crippling blow to the Papacy.

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