Roman Catholicism: Kremlin Cooperation

Pope John XXIII, for all of his dislike for Communism, is willing to be polite about it. Gone is the defiance that Pius XII used to hurl at the Kremlin; instead Rome makes such amicable gestures as inviting Russian Orthodox observers to the Vatican Council. Last week the Pope produced in Rome a living gain from his policy of easing tensions: Ukrainian Archbishop Josyf Slipyi of Lvov, freed after 18 years of Soviet confinement.

The spiritual leader of the Ukraine's 2,000,000 Byzantine-rite Catholics, tall, bearded Archbishop Slipyi, 71. is a Jesuit-trained theologian who...

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