MEXICO: Baptismal Race

"No influence, national or international, including the grunts of the Pope, will cause the [Mexican] government to vary its at- titude. . . .

"The government is determined to enforce the laws for the regulation of religious societies of all kinds, even should it be necessary to recur to extreme measures. Catholics will be severely punished if. they violate the law."

Thus, with a candid vigor unusual in statesmen, President Plutarco Elias Calles of Mexico informed the press last week that the Roman Catholic Church (in 1859 reputedly possessed of one-third of all...

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