ARGENTINA: Five-Year Men

The project of a vast emigration must save from spiritual and material misery many unfortunates to whom an impoverished Europe no longer offers the elementary possibilities of life and work. The realization of such a project will not only serve to enrich Argentina . . . but also will write in the annals of this clouded and unhappy postwar period a beautiful page of spiritual and corporal mercy. . . .

Thus Pope Pius last week blessed President Juan Peron's scheme for increasing Argentina's population from 14 to 20 millions in 10 years by admitting "selected" immigrants from Europe.

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