Religion: Cure for the Virus

Priests preached no sermons last Sunday in the Roman Catholic diocese of Raleigh, N.C. Instead, they read a letter from Bishop Vincent S. Waters ending in one stroke all racial segregation in the Catholic churches of his diocese.

"Let me state here as emphatically as I can," wrote Virginia-born Bishop Waters, "that there is no segregation of races to be tolerated in any Catholic church in the diocese of Raleigh. The pastors are charged with the carrying out of this teaching and shall tolerate nothing to the contrary . . . Equal rights are accorded, therefore, to every race . . ....

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