Religion: In Madrid

For once, Spain's Dictator Francisco Franco found himself in the same boat with President Harry Truman. Franco, too, was being accused by church leaders of violating the Constitution to favor a religious minority. Franco's needlers were Roman Catholics who claimed that he was coddling Protestants.

Members of the Communion of Navarre (an organization of crusading Catholics) had sent an open letter to all the bishops of Spain. No less than 34 new Protestant chapels, the letter claimed, had been opened in Spain with Government sanction between Nov. 26, 1945 and Dec. 2, 1946—a strange interpretation indeed of Article Six in the...

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