Religion: A Cardinal for Hanoi

As the small, rotund figure climbed the 15 steps toward him, Pope Paul VI last week signaled his pleasure. He rose from the papal throne in the Vatican's audience hall, where he had just bestowed the three-cornered biretta upon 19 newly named members of the College of Cardinals. Then Paul stretched out his arms in welcome to the 20th candidate: Joseph Marie Cardinal Trinnhu-Khue, 76, Archbishop of Hanoi.

Moments later, a beaming Trin, the first Vietnamese prince of the church, was greeted by an enthusiastic round of applause. His appearance had lifted the anonymity from one of two men elevated to cardinal's...

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