GUATEMALA: Anti-Red Crusade

Guatemala's Archbishop Mariano Rossell y Arellano, 59, has watched the bold encroachment of Communism on his country with growing dismay. Last week the greying archbishop sounded a nationwide alarm, denouncing the Red infiltration in a pastoral letter read from all the country's Roman Catholic pulpits:

"We raise our voice to alert Catholics at this moment when the worst atheistic doctrine of all time—anti-Christian Communism—continues its brazen inroads in our country, masquerading as a movement of social reform for the needy classes . . . Our frontiers are opened wide to a rabble of foreign adventurers trained in the tactics...

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