In Search of a Pope

Paul's pontificate ends, and the Roman Catholic Church weighs its future

"I propose to die poor" said Pope Paul VI in his last will and testament, handwritten in 1965 and then set aside, to be opened on his death. Last week, as the world's Roman Catholics mourned their Pontiff, Paul's final directive was released. It exemplified both the simplicity and the spirituality of the man. Paul left most of his modest possessions to the Holy See. He also made some requests. Referring to the ecumenical movement he did so much to foster, he urged: "The work...

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