Poland: The Church Strives for Order

An embattled Cardinal Glemp opts for an accommodation

The evening Mass at St. John's Cathedral in Warsaw was jammed last week, but not just because of Lenten piety. The service marked the first formal appearance of Jozef Cardinal Glemp after his return home from a 27-day journey to Brazil and Argentina. The Primate of Poland was characteristically cautious on this dramatic occasion. Mounting the pulpit, he doffed his scarlet biretta and carefully positioned it alongside the microphone. Next he paused. Then, explaining that he wanted to share his impressions of South America...

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