ARGENTINA: Ecclesiastical Tempest

Santiago Luis Cardinal Copello, Primate of Argentina, last week gave Catholic Argentines some advice on the forthcoming (February) elections.

No Catholic, said the Cardinal in a pastoral letter, should support parties or candidates who would reverse Argentine law by: 1) separating the church from the state, 2) taking religious teaching out of the public schools, 3) legalizing civil divorce.

Cardinal Copello said not a word for or against the candidacy of Juan Domingo Peron. But it was notable that Peron's military government had decreed religious instruction in all Argentine public schools.

The Communist, Socialist, and Progressive Democrat parties, which make up a...

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