Nation: The Pope Votes Out Drinan

But how far does the ban on priest-politicians extend?

Few congressional seats seemed safer than the one held by Democrat Robert F. Drinan. His toothy grin and liberal views were popular enough in Boston's western suburbs to win him five terms by growing margins; in 1978 the Republicans did not even put up a candidate against him. Campaign Manager Jerome Grossman expected that Drinan would have no significant opposition this year either. Grossman learned last week that he could not have been more wrong. From Drinan came a shocking phone call: "I'm not running...

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