Religion: Looking for a New General

With John Paul's blessing, the Jesuits meet to elect a leader

Pope John Paul II has traveled tens of thousands of miles to interpret and preach the Gospel to the world's 784 million Roman Catholics. But the short trip he took last Friday morning, to an imposing gray stone building just one block from St. Peter's Square, rivaled many longer journeys in historic significance: for the first time in nearly 450 years, a Pope was paying an official visit to the headquarters of the Society of Jesus, the most powerful and prestigious of Catholic religious orders for men. By celebrating a...

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