Religion: End of a Private Cold War

End of a Private Cold War As the black Mercedes-Benz limousine rolled through the Vatican's Arch of Bells early last week, Pope Paul VI himself stood waiting in the garden. When the car door opened, the Pope reached in to help his exhausted guest out of the back seat, then embraced him warmly. Paul led the aged man to an apartment in St. John's Tower and —in the ultimate gesture of papal humility—gave the pectoral cross and bishop's ring he was wearing to the visitor.

The august honors, as the world quickly learned, were for JÓzsef Cardinal...

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