Religion: For a Better World

High in the Alban hills near Rome, a new war college held its first sessions last week. The war for which its officers will train is the war against atheism, materialism and sin. Its commanding general is Italy's burning-eyed, hothearted little Jesuit preacher, Father Riccardo Lombardi.

For ten years Father Lombardi, 48, has been a kind of Roman Catholic Billy Graham, firing hearers all over Italy with new zeal. But Father Lombardi believes that the enthusiasm in the crowds he left behind will not last without continuing leadership. To provide that leadership,...

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