Religion: Will the Pope Go or Not?

Trips to England and Poland now raise some delicate issues

Is it wise, or even possible, for a Pope to visit a largely non-Roman Catholic country that is warring with a Catholic nation? And is it possible, or even wise, for a Pope to plan on a summer visit to his beloved homeland, which last week was the scene of new national unrest? Even as Pope John Paul II and his entourage were preparing for this week's pastoral tour of Fatima and other Portuguese cities, they were reassessing the risks and opportunities of the politically sensitive journey to England later this month...

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