Religion: Just Look Around a Bit

In a troubled land, the Pope pleads for social justice

Visiting Brazil, a country in which doing something as simple as giving bread to a worker on strike can be a political act, Pope John Paul II last week did his work in the shadow of two Christs: the passive Christ who said, "My kingdom is not of this world," and the active Christ who called upon all mankind to "love thy neighbor as thyself."

In the slums of Rio de Janeiro. John Paul saw squalor. He climbed up a dirt road past the wooden shacks...

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