The Papacy: The Pilgrim

Behind the smothering barrier of Vatican pomp and tradition, Pope Paul VI has often seemed a cold, formal and essentially unsympathetic figure — an uncomfortable clerical prisoner of the baroque ecclesiastical past.

Something of the real man behind the ermine curtain came through on his historic trips to the Holy Land and to India. And last week, when the Pope undertook still another precedent-making voyage, a 32-hour pilgrimage to the U.S., the world saw still more of the real Paul—a kindliness and inner warmth that displayed once more the man's humanity.


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