Protestantism: Emancipation in Spain

In all the hopeful talk of a peaceful coming together of Protestantism and Roman Catholicism, the conversation sooner or later gets down to Spain. The real Catholicism, say its most wary Protestant critics, is not to be found in the democratically coexisting church in the U.S. but in 99.7%-Catholic Spain. There, arch-conservative church leaders have for years treated Protestants with something of the hostility, though not the violence, that pagan Rome displayed toward the early Christians. Spanish laws theoretically grant the country's tiny (30,000) Protestant minority the right to the unhampered private exercise of their faith. But Protestant churches...

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