Religion: John Paul vs. Liberation Theology

In Latin America, the Pope deplores Marxist influences

Seen from the airplane above, all of Mexico City winked and sparkled as thousands of people caught afternoon sunlight in tiny mirrors and flashed a farewell up to Pope John Paul II. It was a showy, yet fond ending to a spectacular seven-day tour. And it reflected not only the depth of religious feeling that has survived a 120-year attempt to secularize Mexico, but the popular impact of the Pope's good-natured and forceful personality. "It was the greatest success any foreign leader has ever scored in...

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