The Hemisphere: Ten Million Protestants

The Catholic Church relies principally on tradition and takes it for granted that children of Catholic parents will be good Catholics. Protestant evangelists are more aggressive; they go out and try to reach people who have lost contact with their church." The speaker was Buenos Aires' Methodist Bishop Sante Uberto Barbieri, and as he spoke last week, some 22,000 Protestants—laymen and women as well as ordained ministers—were busily evangelizing Latin America in a Protestant movement that is reaching major proportions. Protestant missionaries face the spears of Ecuador's Auca Indians; they educate—and influence—Catholic...

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