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50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s election

Catholic World News - June 21, 2013

Giovanni Maria Vian, the editor-in-chief of L’Osservatore Romano, has written an editorial commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini’s election to the papacy.

The election “was expected but not obvious,” writes Vian. “The surprise came in the name he chose--that of the last of the Apostles who, more than anyone else, preached the Gospel. And this was the centre of Montini’s life, that he himself perceived as ‘an interrupted path’ but with the constant thought of being a witness of Christ in the modern world.”

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