Billy in Catholic Country: He Collides with Clergy

Over the main entrance of the red brick bullring, on the western edge of Lima, hung a sign: "Jesús dijo: yo soy el camino y la verdad y la vida" (Jesus said: I am the way and the truth and the light). Within the ring, 12,000 Peruvians chewed on anticuchos (chunks of grilled beef heart) or sipped chicha (a beer made of corn). There was a hymn, a collection; then a Peruvian missionary announced that they would hear from "the man known all the world over as the Human Bible." In this setting, Baptist...

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