Religion: The Aggressive Protestants

Protestant preachers in Italy have their work cut out for them. The Italian constitution of 1948 gives them the green light: "All persons have the right freely to profess their own religious faith in any individual or collective form, to proselytize on its behalf and to perform in private and in public acts of worship, provided that the rites are not contrary to public morals."* But mayors and police chiefs seem to prefer the earlier Fascist police laws of 1929 and 1930, under which non-Catholic places of worship must have permits from local...

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