ARGENTINA: Strongman v. Church

From, every Roman Catholic pulpit in Argentina this week, priests read a pastoral letter denouncing the Argentine government's campaign of harassment against the Catholic Church. Said the 4,000-word message, signed by 23 of Argentina's Catholic prelates: "To those who have lost their tenure, their positions, their reputations or their resources, and to those who endured imprisonment without being convicted of any crime, goes our voice of comfort and encouragement." For eight years after he became President of 93%-Catholic Argentina in 1946, Strongman Juan Peron got along well enough with the clergy. The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Santiago Luis Cardinal...

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