The Netherlands: The Pope's Rancorous Trip

The Pope's Rancorous Trip

"My name is Popie Jopie./ I happily travel 'round,/ And always when I arrive/ I spontaneously kiss the ground . . ." So runs last week's fifth- most-popular song on Holland's hit parade. The mild piece of satire contains a punster's slap at Pope John Paul II: popie jopie is a Dutch expression meaning obnoxious. The song is but one indication of the hostility that will greet the Pontiff when he arrives in the Netherlands on Saturday for a four-day visit. More disturbing are the threats of violence. Dutch authorities have mobilized 12,000 police for what will be the country's biggest...

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