The Vatican: Things Must Change Here

The Pope ends his trip with a bold call for social justice

The pilgrimage had been described as a "purely pastoral" visit. But as Pope John Paul IPs eight-day trip to Central America and Haiti drew to a close last week, the dividing line between religion and politics seemed to have all but disappeared. On none of his previous 16 foreign voyages had the Pontiff so consistently called for social justice, and seldom have his words and gestures been so carefully watched. Said a Vatican official traveling with the Pope: "Even when he...

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