Religion: Catholics & Tolerance

One of the steadily seething arguments within the Roman Catholic Church is over the question of tolerance. Is the Spanish church right, for instance, in insisting on curtailing the freedom of Protestants for missionary work and public worship?

Last week the pot boiled up again for all to see. Spain's stiff-necked Archbishop of Seville, Cardinal Segura, had last year issued one of his pastoral letters protesting even the rudimentary privileges the Franco government gives to Protestantism. This had set off a riffle of objections from U.S. Roman Catholics, who insist that Segura's views...

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