Religion: Liberals in Spain

In Spain, Bishop Herrera of Málaga has been viewed by politicians and conservative fellow prelates with disapproval and alarm. But today, tall, balding Bishop Herrera, 62, who runs a new social school for priests, can feel that the tide, with a little pushing from Rome, may be turning at last. This month the Pope gave permission for a project to establish similar social schools all over Spain.

Bishop Herrera only became a priest 8½ years ago. A graduate in law and philosophy of the University of Salamanca, he gave up his law practice in Madrid to devote full time to Catholic activities...

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