Pope Paul VI

Portrait of Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI

Paul VI was pope of the Roman Catholic church from 1963 to 1978. He was known for working to heal relations between the Catholic church and other religions and was the first pope to ever travel by airplane. As a result he visited countries at great distances from Rome. A number of these travels were intended to improve relations with non-Christians. Paul also tried to heal rifts between Rome and other Christian churches. He traveled twice to visit the patriarch of Constantinople and lifted the excommuniation of the Easter churches that dated from 1054. He then referred to churches in the East as "sister churches."

Pope Paul VI's skill as diplomat is evident in his guidance of the Church through turbulent times.

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