Religion: Pastoral

The Mexican Episcopate issued last week a pastoral letter signed by Archbishop Jose Maria Del Rio in which the encouragement of Pope Pius XI was extended to the Catholics of Mexico, embattled against the enforcement of the anti-religious Mexican Constitution by President Calles (TIME, Feb. 22 et seq.) :

"Venerable brethren and beloved children, the Holy Father, through us, makes known to you that your grief is his grief and advises you that with you he also will join in the happiness of triumph and reminds you that, great as your sorrow may be, and if life appears intolerable, you must not...

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