Religion: I Come as a Pilgrim

Pope John Paul II visits the U.S. -- to teach and to listen

First, as always, came the pomp and the outpourings of adulation. A military band blared and a cheering throng waved yellow-and-white papal flags at Miami International Airport last week as Pope John Paul II emerged from a jumbo jet into the blazing Florida sun. Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy waited as the Pope, eight years after his last visit, stepped again onto U.S. soil to begin his long-awaited eleven-day, 17,000-mile pastoral journey.* Said John Paul on his arrival: "I come as a pilgrim, a pilgrim in the cause of justice and peace and human solidarity, striving to build up the...

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