Year 11, Number 02

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Lead Story
by Inside the Vatican staff
8Half the Truth
When talking about Jesus is taboo.

by Frank Brown
13A New Nuncio in Mosow
Introducing Antonio Mennini.
by Antonio Gaspari14The Truth Emerges
New letters change the Pius XII debate.

by Robert Hutchinson
17The Duties of Politicians
The Vatican issues new guidelines.

Photo Essay
by Grzegorz Galazka
25The Water of Life
John Paul and the Sacrament of Baptism.

by Rabbi Daniel Lapin
34Mel Gibson’s Controversial Dream
An unusual film about the life of Jesus.

by Steve Bollman
36Facing the East, Facing Paradise
Why the priest should face east at Mass.

by Marie Czernin
40“Orthodox Rome”
A film about Rome to be shown in Russia.

Lux Ex Oriente
by Dominik Morawski
41The Church and the European Union
Concern over the constitution mounts.

Inside the World
by Cecilia Bromley-Martin
42No More Christians in the Holy Land?
And a note on Father Werenfried’s death.

by John Jay Hughes
46“Seriously Deficient”
A new book on the church in Nazi Germany.

by Andrea Kirk
49“Return to the Holy Land”
A pilgrimage of solidarity.

Cardinals Watch
by Delia Gallagher
50The Cardinal and the War
Cardinal Stafford speaks out.

Vatican Watch
by Shena Muldoon
54December and January in Rome
A day-by-day chronicle of Vatican affairs.

Rome Journal
by Shena Muldoon
58“We Have a Vacation, Too…”
The life of a lay theologian in Rome.

by Desmond O’Grady
60The Papacy Comes to Amrerica
A preview of a startling new show.

by Friar Tuck
62“All Aboard!”
Dining at the “Old Galleon.”

January 2003

March 2003