Roman Catholics: The Pope Under Fire

Not since Vatican II had so broad an assembly of prelates, priests and theologians converged on Rome. Never, in modern times, had the seat of the Roman Catholic Church itself been under such combined attack from visitors. At official meetings of bishops and theologians and at a completely unofficial assembly of priests, the central if subtle topic of discussion in Rome this week will be the authority of Pope Paul VI —and the possibility of limiting it.

The meeting of the 144 bishops, archbishops and cardinals, who represent national conferences of bishops in 92 countries, has only one overriding subject...

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