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ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY

USS Shangri-La visitor, 1969

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 23, 2020

Joe Wesley ©Stars and Stripes
Naples, Italy, March, 1969: Fr. Stefano Pauliny of the Vatican's Historical Institute, one of 50 Jesuit priests visiting the carrier USS Shangri-La, shakes hands with Lt. Cmdr. Gordon Evans, who is explaining the functions of his Skyhawk aircraft. What did the priests think of the ship and its 2,800 crew members? "What a parish!" said one.