FRANCE: L'Affaire Dani

Paris has been called la ville mere du scandale—the mother city of scandal. Few scandals seemed better spiced for its Gallic taste than the one that has become known as "the Daniélou affair."

Its central figure, Jean Cardinal Daniélou, was an internationally famous Jesuit theologian, a prince of the Roman Catholic Church, a personal friend of Pope Paul VI, and an honored "immortal" of the French Academy. After he died of an aneurysm one afternoon in May, supposedly on the street, Daniélou, 69, was lavishly eulogized by the French episcopacy, the Jesuit...

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