Papal pecking order

March 3, 2000

As part of its Jubilee 2000 celebrations, the Vatican is planning a special day for university teachers in September. But academics in search of papal guidance find themselves close to the end of the queue, well after health-care workers, who have just had their day, scientists (May) and journalists (August). At least they squeeze in ahead of the armed forces (November) and the entertainment world (December).

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