Religion: Catholics in Africa

Priests passing through the lobby of Washington's Shoreham Hotel last week found themselves directed to the specially set-up bar (beer and soft drinks) by a sign advising: "Getting wild? You'll be tamed at the Lion's Den." Except for this convention-style japery, the eighth annual meeting of Roman Catholic mission-sending societies was occupied with sober reports, many of them dealing with a single mission area: Africa.

New York's (and TV's) Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, No. 1 U.S. Catholic-missions official, gave the keynote speech ("The future harmony on the organ of humanity will be played on the black keys of Africa"), but the meeting's...

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