From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
April 9, 1964: The Archdiocese of Santa Fe withdrew today from any participation in the Santa Fe Fiesta until and unless the city takes over the annual event. In a letter to the City Council, Archbishop James P. Davis ratified the church’s decision to withdraw. In his letter, he told the council, “The church will not participate to any degree in a privately owned and operated carnival — in Santa Fe or elsewhere.”
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