Roman Catholics: The Pope in Latin America


In imitation of Columbus' first act when he landed in the New World, the frail figure in the scarlet cloak fell to his knees at the foot of the airplane ramp and kissed the concrete. With that dramatic gesture, Paul VI last week became the first Pope to set foot in South America, the only predominantly Roman Catholic continent. The Pope's journey was not an entirely joyous one. Though he received a warm and at times tumultuous welcome, the cause of his trip was a crisis. His central purpose was to try...

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