World: A TALK WITH THICH TRI QUANG

In an unusual private interview, one of the relatively few he has granted to Western newsmen, Thich Tri Quang talked for an hour last week with TIME Correspondents Frank McCulloch and James Wilde at his Saigon residence, a room in a maternity clinic. The interpreter was Than Trong Hue, a Vietnamese member of the TIME staff, who addressed the monk with the "venerable" title reserved for the Buddhist clergy. Tri Quang was clad in a hospital gown, white pantaloons, and brown leather sandals.

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