Religion: To Discover the Church

A WEEK before he left Rome on his eight-country tour of Asia, Australia and Oceania, Pope Paul VI told a general audience that the theme of his trip was "the discovery of the church." Paul explained that the church is "so deep, complex and involved with the destinies of individuals and mankind that we shall never succeed in grasping it adequately. We must always be exploring it." Last week, as he completed the trip, the peripatetic Pontiff gave every evidence that he was learning from his explorations —just as many along his route were...

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