ARGENTINA: May God Help You

The messenger said he had an important letter to deliver by hand. He was ushered into the little white parish house beside Buenos Aires' church of Corpus Domini. In the pastor's study, tall, ruddy-faced Jose Maria Dunphy, 42, tore open the handsomely embossed envelope. The letter, signed by a secretary of Santiago Luis Cardinal Copello, was curt and final. Father Dunphy was relieved of his parish duties, effective at once. "May God help you," the last line read.

Thus ended, at least for the moment, the bumpy career of one of the few...

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