Monthly Archives: March 2014

Nehru

In addition to U.S. politicians, I began writing to world statesmen (the gender exclusion is deliberate  because I didn’t know any world stateswomen except Eleanor Roosevelt and, if you will, Jacqueline Kennedy). I wrote to the Pope (as reported earlier), … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Patriarch

In October 1967, when I was an Air Force chaplain’s assistant in England, I helped organize a pilgrimage of Catholic airmen to Rome. The itinerary included visits to major statuary, crumbling ruins, and St. Peter’s Basilica. As it turned out, … Continue reading

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Dear Pope

When I sent Eleanor Roosevelt a list of questions in 1962, her prompt response inspired me to write to other luminaries. Almost immediately after he became pontiff in June 1963 I sent Pope Paul VI a list of questions and asked … Continue reading

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