RELIGION: Jocism

In Paris a year ago last July, in the Vélodrome d'Hiver and the Parc-des-Princes, gathered 75,000 young people whose berets and uniforms, naming torches and fluttering banners made them look like any horde of young Communists, Nazis or Fascists. But they knelt before a cross, and the good grey Archbishop of Paris, Jean Cardinal Verdier, said to them: "You have sworn to effect that miracle upon which in our timidity we had no longer counted." The 75,000 were Jocists, members of JOC (Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne—Christian Working Youth), celebrating the tenth anniversary...

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