The Hemisphere: Meeting of the Red Hats

Five Latin American cardinals,*18 archbishops and 19 bishops met in Rome last week to find solutions for the Roman Catholic Church's imposing problems in Latin America. The prelates were attending a meeting of the Latin American Bishops' Council (CELAM), a church agency founded in Rio in 1955 to coordinate Roman Catholic activity in Latin America, held for the first time outside the hemisphere. They were joined in their sessions, held in the Latin American College on the banks of the Tiber, by high Vatican clergymen. Before the conference ended they were received by Pope John XXIII.

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