Side Trip to Rome

"One of the most moving experiences I've ever had," said a glowing Nancy Reagan. Tastefully attired in black, the First Lady had just emerged from a private audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican last Saturday. "I've met him twice before," she noted, "but this is the first time I've seen him alone." Earlier, the First Lady had spoken of the "extra affinity" she felt with the Pope since both he and President Reagan had survived assassination attempts in the spring of 1981. She spent 25 minutes chatting with the Pontiff in his library. After the talk, the Pope...

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