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Vatican newspaper pays tribute to hagiographer Montonati

November 02, 2011

L’Osservatore Romano has paid tribute to Angelo Montonati on the occasion of his eightieth birthday.

The Italian journalist, who has written nearly 50 biographies of saints, recounted:

Recently, at the press club in Milan, a dear colleague said to me, “What a bore to always talk about saints!” “And you,” I said, “aren’t you ashamed to have spent the last 22 years only talking about soccer?”


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