Religion: Protestants in Italy

Having last week settled his difficulties with the Italian Government (see p. 24), His Holiness Pope Pius XI turned his thoughts to an old problem: Protestant proselytizing in Italy, where there are 42 Methodist Episcopal Churches, 5,000 communicants and 2,000 Sunday School pupils. Partially supported by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Church in the U. S., these churches are guided by Italian ministers but looked after by the U. S. The Italian Government permits registered Italian Methodist ministers, as well as Roman Catholic...

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