MEXICO: Plenty of Priests

In the College of the Incarnate Word near San Antonio, Tex. sits Pope Pius' staff commander in the stern fight for Mexican souls, Monsignor Leopoldo Ruiz y Flores, still Apostolic Delegate to Mexico, though ousted by its Government (TIME, Oct. 17, 1932). Last week in the pages of Catholicism's Commonweal appeared stirring details of soul warfare between State and Church.

"Officially," declared the Apostolic Delegate to Commonweal, "only 300 priests are permitted in all Mexico, to serve 15,000,000 people, of whom nearly 90% were born into the Catholic faith; 300 priests, as...

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