Religion: Third Exile

The cocks of Mexico City were crowing one morning last week, priests had begun their early orisons, when a guttural little group of government officials appeared at the door of 66-year-old Archbishop Leopoldo Ruiz y Flores and demanded his person. The prelate, who somewhat resembles the present Pope, knew what to expect. As the Vatican's Apostolic Delegate (appointed 1929) he was the head & front of his church in Mexico. The Pope's encyclical Acerba animi ("bitterness of soul'') of last fortnight, complaining about the Mexican Government's treatment of the church, had stirred...

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