Poland    POPE PLEADS FOR THE NEW POOR
"The cry of the poor demands a tangible and generous response from us," John Paul II said in his homily in the city of Elk. Elk is in a magnificent natural setting of forests and lakes and green hills, but unemployment has reached 20%, double the national average.
    Speaking from an altar shaped like a ship's bow, encircled by fishermen's nets, under a cabin roof, the Pope pleaded for the poor, "because development and progress cannot take place at the expense of man."
   
    Zenit 1:10pm 9/6/99
 
         


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