Religion: John Paul Draws The Line

Practice what Rome preaches, the Pope says

The morning was balmy, a refreshing California contrast to the withering heat at earlier stops across the Sunbelt. Entering a modern, glass-walled dining hall in the San Fernando Mission complex in north Los Angeles, Pope John Paul II stopped frequently as he worked his way through a gathering of 320 American Roman Catholic bishops. It was an exceptionally cordial encounter, and the Pope lingered an unscheduled 45 minutes to continue the informal exchanges before a closed-door session began. Again, after the meeting, the atmosphere was relaxed and genial at an outdoor buffet lunch at small tables under white umbrellas. But in...