Religion: Words & Works

¶ The News Bulletin of the Evangelical Confederation of Colombia (South America) published a summary of the persecution of Protestants there during the past five years. Items: 42 church buildings destroyed by fire and dynamite, 31 damaged, ten confiscated; 110 Protestant primary schools closed, 54 of them by government order, the rest by violence; 51 Protestant men, women & children killed, $148,000 lost in buildings destroyed, damaged or confiscated. During the same period, according to the confederation, Protestant church membership in Colombia increased 51%, from 7,908 in 1948 to 11,958 in 1953.

¶ In an encyclical letter titled Fulgens Corona (The Radiant...

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