Religion: Bishops on Mexico

In Las Casas in Mexico's State of Chiapas one day last week policemen and local officials entered one by one all the city's Roman Catholic Churches. While sextons looked on in timid alarm and, in one church, a woman tried to knife an official, the police roughly stripped the niches of their saintly statues, the walls and altars of their paintings and chromos, carried them all away to destruction.

Same day in Washington most of the U. S. Catholic hierarchy¶three Cardinals, nine archbishops and 66 bishops¶were gathered at the Catholic University of...

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