Religion: Archbishop Up, People Down

In Mexico City last week the huge front doors of the nation's chief Cathedral groaned on their hinges, swung open as they do only when an Archbishop is installed or dies. In walked a lean, dark man with horn-rimmed spectacles, Archbishop-elect Luis Maria Martínez y Rodríguez, raised by Pope Pius XI from bishop coadjutor of the provincial diocese of Morelia to be Catholic primate of Mexico (TIME, April 5). Within the Cathedral were hundreds of clergy, wearing habits and vestments rarely permitted them in public during recent years, and thousands of poor,...

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