During Paul VI’s visit in October, 1965, he met with President Lyndon Johnson, served Mass at Yankee Stadium, and addressed the United Nations.
Bellairs composed a short piece for Saint Fidgeta following Paul VI’s visit to America in which some “notes” were found in the desk “of a New York advertising executive" speculating on some ways to improve and promote subsequent papal visits. You know, how to make them more commercial and so on. Some of the “ideas” suggest that Jesuits lend their Aston-Martin to the pontiff or signs be installed in Times Square that read:
- “Jacques Maritain says 'Try Pepsi-Cola, the drink that is.'”
- "Paul Claudel smoked Gauloises."
- “Thomas Merton says 'Buy Monks' Bread.'"