Foreign News: The Pastor of Fondi

When 50-year-old Umberto Righetti, a pastor of the Evangelical Church, rented a second-floor apartment in the 15th century baronial palace of Fondi (pop. 19,000), 75 miles south of Rome, nobody told him about the door. In his two-room apartment he conducted Protestant religious services twice a week, and soon had a flock of 500. He started a free Bible school for 70 children, some of whom had been attending the local Roman Catholic parochial school. In heavily Catholic Italy all this was distressing news to the parish priest. Don Pietro Santanto-nio. "Go away, leave Fondi," Don Pietro advised Righetti. "Fondi is...

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