PUERTO RICO: Blow to the Bishops

The three Roman Catholic bishops of Puerto Rico got a stinging lesson: Puerto Rican voters hold to the mainland U.S. view on separation of church and state. Though 90% Catholic, and warned by a pair of pastoral letters that supporting Governor Luis Muñoz Marin's Popular Democrats could lead to excommunication (TIME. Nov. 7), the voters gave well-liked Muñoz Marin 58% of the vote and a fourth straight term as Governor. Statehood Republican Candidate Luis Ferré trailed with 250,000 votes to 456,000 for Muñoz Marin. The church-backed Christian Action Party, on its first try for office, got only 51,000...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!