Religion: Words & Works

¶ The Council of Bishops of the Methodist Church, concluding that their church has a message more important than any now being offered to televiewers, agreed in principle to a Methodist TV program. Next step: a drive to raise about $300,000 to get started.

¶ The Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, announced that the Chinese Communists have expelled 4,773 foreign Roman Catholic missionaries since 1947. According to the paper, there were 5,496 Catholic missionaries in China when the Communists took over.


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