Foreign News: Oil in Apse

Diffident hintings from both Mexican government and Catholic hierarchy have suggested many points of possible compromise in the vexed problem of Mexico's religious laws (TIME, May 13, et seq.) Trustworthy seemed the report that the Vatican had agreed to recognize government ownership of Church property if the Church were made official guardian of the same.

Acting last week apparently on the strength of this rumor, the Section of Exploration and Geological Studies of Mexico's Department of Industry, Commerce and Labor announced that it was preparing to dig for oil in the apse of...

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