Letters: Jun. 15, 1981

The Pope

To the Editors:

Shooting a world leader and a man of God has got to be the greatest shame for mankind [May 25]. All the Pope did was condemn violence and hate among us.

Misael C. Balayan Cheyenne, Wyo.

How ironic that the Pope was able to survive the brutality of a war and a Communist regime, only to be nearly silenced by an assassin's bullet.

Mary Sue Timar Toledo

I believe in the Pope's words to the U.N.: "Man has a destiny beyond the grave."

I only hope that he is given an opportunity...

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