Religion: Bishop Ferrando

It is a notorious fact that any church declines and stagnates where it is not pushed by the competition of another faith. The Roman Catholic Church reigns supreme in Colombia, and when the young priest Manuel Ferrando, of the Capuchin Order, was sent from Rome in 1898 to work for the Società Propaganda Fides, he may have found Colombia religiously stagnant. Whatever may have been the cause, he left the Roman Catholic Church in 1900, and went to Ponce, Porto Rico, where he established a communal agricultural mission, and founded the "...

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