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Vatican Secretary of State pays tribute to St. John XXIII’s military service

December 11, 2018

» Continue to this story on L'Osservatore Romano (Italian edition, p. 6)

CWN Editor's Note: Offering Mass on December 7 at the Military Ordinariate of Italy’s major seminary, Cardinal Pietro Parolin praised the evangelizing mission of military chaplains and recalled Pope St. John XXIII’s work as a military chaplain during World War I. During his service, the future Pope came to see, as he wrote in a letter, that his work as military chaplain “offered me the occasion to approach souls far more” than previously.

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  • Posted by: garedawg - Dec. 11, 2018 10:32 AM ET USA

    Good! Maybe they can get on the ball with canonizing Father Emil Kapaun.