Ecumenism: Our Name Is Peter

One of the first Romans to visit Geneva was Julius Caesar, who 2,000 years ago destroyed a bridge there to keep the Helvetians from crossing the Rhone River. Last week another historic Roman personage was in Geneva, not to destroy bridges but to build them. As part of the seventh, briefest, and quite possibly busiest trip abroad of his pontificate, Pope Paul VI paid an unprecedented "fraternal visit" to the headquarters of the World Council of Churches in the city of John Calvin and Rousseau.

From the viewpoint of public interest, the Geneva trip was something of a disappointment. Except...

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