Religion: Joyous Welcome for a Native Son


In Poland the Pope confronts a troubled party and an impassioned church

He went away to Rome last Oct. 3 as Karol Wojtyla, a Cardinal-Archbishop warmly admired by his countrymen but little known elsewhere in the world. Last week he returned in triumph as John Paul II, a dynamic new Pope whose skill, originally tried and proved in day-by-day contest with Poland's Communist rulers, would be tested once again.

On the flight from Rome to Warsaw, John Paul was able to eat hardly any breakfast and told the 60 reporters and photographers on his plane that...

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