SOUTHERN BAPTIST LEADER MEETS POPE JOHN
VATICAN CITY — An historic meeting, the first between the head of the Roman Catholic Church and a leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, is shown in this exclusive picture taken at the Vatican. Pope John XXIII is introduced to Brooks Hays, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, at right, at an audience held Oct. 23 but just revealed by Mr. Hays. At center is Msgr. Luigi Ligutti, longtime friend of Mr. Hays and Vatican representative to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, who arranged the meeting, Mr. Hays said the Pope told him "we are brothers in Christ" and that he had responded by saying it was a privilege to greet Pope John as a "fellow Christian." Deputy Special Assistant to President Kennedy for foreign policy and international trade, Mr. Hays visited the Vatican as he concluded a 5-natlon tour for the government, but emphasized that his visit was in the capacity of a Baptist layman. The Baptist leader also toured the papal summer residence, Castelgandolfo, and conferred with officials of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity.
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