Religion: Letters to Hull

Protestant Church bodies do not make a habit of complaining to the State Department about the behavior of another Church, but last week two of them did just that. The Reformed Church in America (200.000 members), and the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.* (500,000 members) were the complainers.

An old grievance stirred them to this unusual action. Last autumn, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops charged that Protestant missionaries in predominantly Catholic South and Central America were "a disturbing factor," and suggested that they should stay away. Since then the U.S. Catholic press has kept...

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