Burbank officials said Wednesday they are trying to pinpoint the source of hundreds of anti-Catholic propaganda posters that have appeared, glued to public property, in their city and elsewhere in the Los Angeles area during the last month.
The posters charge the Roman Catholic Church with secret ownership of print and electronic news media and manipulation of government agencies--wording similar to leaflets distributed by the Tony and Susan Alamo Christian Foundation of Alma, Ark.
Thus far, authorities said, no direct link to the Alamo organization has been found. But a spokesman for the target of the propaganda declared that the link exists.
"One of our people saw one (poster) being put up awhile ago," said the Rev. Joseph Battaglia, director of communications for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, "and we were able to trace the license number of the car . . . to the Alamo Foundation."