SOUTH AFRICA: A Way with Transgressors

Simultaneously in more than a dozen South African cities one morning last week, teams of detectives began knocking on doors. Flourishing search warrants, they brushed past householders to search interiors. At the home of a white teacher of Johannesburg's Central Indian High School, they confiscated an old Chinese figured-silk dressing gown. Muttered one detective: "You never know what these symbols mean. Better have them translated." At St. Peter's Priory, they interrupted Anglican Missionary Trevor Huddleston in the middle of a Scripture lesson and expropriated 44 documents. The prize loot: Father Huddleston's...

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