Religion: A Mission for the Archbishop

Among Roman Catholic university rectors gathered at an international conference in Rio de Janeiro last week, the most impressive figure was a towering (6 ft. 3 in.), hard-muscled ChineseĀ—59-year-old Roman Catholic Archbishop Paul Yu-pin of Nanking. Equally impressive was the report he gave of his church's growth in Formosa: during the past ten years, the island's Catholic population has grown from 5,000 to more than 200,000; its priesthood from 40 to 500.

Most of the new Catholics are refugees from Chinese Communists on the main land, but many have joined the church since fleeing from the Reds. The old ways are gone,...

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