Religion: The Bible in Brazil

For the first time ever, a U.S. Protestant missionary was given Brazil's Order of the Southern Cross in Rio de Janeiro this week. Recipient : the Rev. Dr. Hugh Clarence Tucker, 86. The Brazilian Government honored the short, bald, Methodist minister for 57 years of untiring activity in Brazil.

Dr. Tucker was 28 when he stepped ashore at Rio in 1886. He came straight from his native Tennessee, where he and his ten brothers and sisters were born in a one-room log house. But from the moment he set eyes on Brazil, he felt at home.

Dr. Tucker's first jobs were to...

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