Later this month the church’s 184 cardinals will gather at the Vatican for the sixth consistory of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate. The subject of this meeting, the first since 1994 when the pope broached the idea of issuing an apology for historic Catholic offenses, will be to chart the direction of the church for the third millennium. John Paul’s apostolic letter Novo millennio ineunte (At the Start of the New Millennium), which was released January...
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