Religion: Catholics Barred

A pastoral letter from a Roman Catholic cardinal kicked up a flurry of feeling last week over the sensitive subject of Protestant-Catholic relations. Chicago's Cardinal Archbishop, Samuel Stritch, 66, sent out a carefully worded communication to all Roman Catholic churches in Illinois. Its gist: Catholics should not participate, even as observers, in the Assembly of the World Council of Churches at Evanston, Ill., Aug. 15-31.

"There are men outside the church," wrote the cardinal, "professing the Christian name, who deplore the divisions which exist among them. They talk about setting up and establishing a Christian unity, or, as they sometimes say, a...

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