Religion: Cardinal in Asia

An alert, wire-bearded churchman strode off the plane from Hong Kong one morning last week as a19-gun salute boomed across Taipei's Sungshan airport. It was an ambassador's welcome for Gregory Cardinal Agaganian, the Vatican's proprefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, i.e., boss of the Roman Catholic Church's worldwide missions. The first man in that post ever to visit the Far East, Armenian Cardinal Agaganian came straight to the point in his airport press conference. Plainly referring to the 3,000,000 Chinese Catholics under Red rule, he said: "I pray...

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