VATICAN CITY: The Pope & the Pensioner

In Portugal's Congo, where every native has had his "Santu" or Christian name since the 16th Century, Dom Pedro V was once a monarch as absolute in his way as Ethiopia's Haile Selassie. A Portuguese army had helped enthrone him, and for 30 years they let him reign supreme over his subjects. Then in 1884 Europe began its mad scramble for Africa. Portugal's empire builders sent out their own resident governor, and Pedro and all his kind became mere pensioners. Last week, with 700 other pilgrims from Portugal's now tatterdemalion empire, another...

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