Religion: Papal Putdown

No modern Pope has tried more earnestly than Paul VI to control the proudly independent Society of Jesus. When the policymaking General Congregation of 235 Jesuits from 80 countries convened three months ago in Rome, Pope Paul made known that he wanted no changes made regarding the "fourth vow" of special loyalty to the Pope, which some Jesuits take in addition to the three usual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. His reasoning: to extend the elitist vow to all Jesuit priests (fewer than 50% are now allowed to take it) would weaken it...

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