Religion: A Pope's Triumph in Britain

John Paul's gamble pays off; next high-risk stop: Argentina

During his six-day pastoral visit to England, Scotland and Wales that ended last week, Pope John Paul II evoked the sobering specter of modern warfare at nearly every stop. To a Britain at war, the Pope offered a vision of peace—of the inviolable worth and dignity of every soul on earth. At an open-air Mass, he told 300,000 cheerful but attentive listeners that, if unleashed, society's war machines today would make even the destruction of World War II pale in comparison. He spoke near the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!