Roman Catholics: Cartago Amputanda Est

For the second time in 1,000 years, Roman Catholicism has closed up shop in the land that gave the church such great names as St. Cyprian of Carthage, Tertullian, the heretic Donatus, the virgin martyrs Perpetua and Felicity. Just concluded is a formal agreement between the Vatican and the government of predominantly Moslem Tunisia that calls for the surrender without compensation of all but seven of the country's 109 Catholic churches, including the vast Cathedral of St. Louis in Tunis. The government will have the right to veto appointments to the Archbishopric of Carthage, but in return guarantees freedom...

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