Religion: A Pope on British Soil

In a mission of unity and peace, John Paul II preaches to a nation at war

It began in a morning of pomp and smiles, not just another page in Vatican travelogues but an undeniably special moment in history. Winding through London's Westminster Cathedral came a procession of robes crimson and scarlet, gold-embroidered, black and white, with plumed hats and swords of the old English orders strutting into this unexpected tapestry of medieval drama. At the heart of the panoply, and at the heart of the substance of the opening of this six-day event,...

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