Roman Catholics: The Pope's Man in Recife

Recife, capital of Brazil's parched and impoverished Northeast, is a sizzling time fuse of a city. Its population of 900,000 has doubled in the past 15 years; more than 500,000 of its inhabitants live and starve in slums on stilts called mucambos. Who speaks for Catholicism in Recife is vitally important to the church in Brazil. Now, to be Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Pope Paul VI has picked a spunky little churchman who has never had a diocese or even a parish of his own. Overjoyed at being handed one of the...

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