Religion: I Am a Believer

Akin to the feelings of the persecuted early Christians when Constantine suddenly announced his conversion was the feeling of Mexico's long-harassed Roman Catholics when President-elect General Manuel Avila Camacho proclaimed several weeks ago: Soy creyente ("I am a believer").

With less than a month to go before his inauguration on Dec. i, Avila Camacho's confession of faith has helped to minimize the moral support given to his conservative rival, General Juan Andreu Almazan, by Mexican Catholics.

Like Henry IV, who believed France was worth a Mass, Avila Camacho may have believed that Mexico was...

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