Poland: Taking the Long View

The Pope continues his efforts to ease tensions in his homeland

Pope John Paul II returned to work in the Vatican immediately after his triumphant eight-day visit to Poland without even taking his customary rest at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. But if Roman Catholic Church officials hoped that the Pope would shift his attention to other areas, he made it clear that he still had urgent Polish business to attend to. Though the Pontiff had seen Polish church leaders in Cracow barely a week earlier, he invited a delegation of...

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