Religion: Four Centuries Late

Many U.S. Roman Catholics were as riled as their Protestant fellow citizens by the Archbishop of Seville's recent attack on Spain's hard-pressed Protestant minority (TIME, March 17). Said the Indiana Catholic and Record in an editorial widely quoted last week:

"If the surprising remarks of the Spanish Cardinal Segura have been reported accurately, they are sure to strain the charitable efforts of Americans—Catholic as well as Protestant—to understand the Spanish mentality . . .

"It seems to us that Cardinal Segura, Dictator Franco and others in Spain should take a look at their history...

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