Religion: Greater Voice for the Laity

Among the most impatient and influential advocates of greater freedom in the Catholic Church is Hans Küng, 39, Swiss-born priest and professor of theology at West Germany's Tubingen University. One of the officially invited theological advisers at Vatican II, Küng has earned both liberal praise and conservative censure for his provocative criticisms of his church. Last week, wearing his usual necktie instead of a Roman collar, Küng arrived in the U.S. for his first extended visit in five years. An enthusiastic ecumenist, he will teach courses in divine justification and the sacraments during...

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