CHILE: The Scandalous Priest

When Felix Berrios, the Bishop of San Felipe, added up in his mind the scandals touched off by the parish priest of Catapilco, they made an astonishing total.

There was, for a starter, the charge of threatened arson. One night not long after Padre Antonio Zamorano took over the parish in 1942, his flock, mostly peasants who lived and worked on neighboring estates, came to the church in tearful anger. A landlord, annoyed by one of his farmhand tenants, had refused to pay any of them for their work that week. The priest,...

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