Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 5, 1963 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE NINE Pope John Had Early Experience As a Diplomat EDITOR'S NOTE - Bennet M. Bollon has been an AP Vatican correspondent for the past two years. In the following areicle, second of three, on the life of Pope John XXIII, Bolton brings out some of the personal qualities which endeared the 261st pontiff to Catholics around the world. By BKNNRT M. BOLTON VATICAN CITY (AP) - In a matter of weeks the beehive crown of the Roman Catholic Church will be placed on the head of a new Pope. The world's half billion Roman Catholics will have a new spiritual ruler possessing the titles of Vicar of Jesus Christ, bishop of Rome, supreme pontiff of the universal Church, patriarch of the West, primate of Italy, archbishpp of the Roman Province and sovereign of the state of Vatican City. What qualities should a man bring to this office that Roman Catholics consider the bridge between heaven and earth? Pope John XXI17 % brought to the papacy the experiences of both diplomat and pastor, gained from 28 years abroad as an ajx>s- tolic legate and five years in the important see of patriarch of Venice. Bccnini) Priest The north Italian farm family from which he come was very much aware, when he celebrated his first mass in August .1904, that Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was now Father Roncalli. The newly ordained priest was sent in 1904 to Bergamo, near his beloved birthplace of Sollo il Monte, as secretary to a remarkable bishop. Father Roncalli's 10 years with Bishop Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi of Bergamo, while simultaneously serving as a professor at the Diocesan seminary, did much to fofin he independent cast of mind that marked his papal reign. Pope Benedict XV called Father Roncalli to Rome in 1921 to reorganize the Italian Society for the. Propagation of the Faitli, a nationwide mission-supporting activity that reached down to pa rish level. Father Roncalli wrote a new constitution for the society. He was made a monsignor. Four years later Msgr. Roncalli became a titular bishop, That same year, 1925, Pope Pius XI sent him as a Vatican diplomat to Sofia, Bulgaria. The job went so well that he was raised in five years from apostolic visitor in Bulgaria to apostolic delegate there. Apostolic I Tn H)3. r > he was made a titular archbishop and became apostolic delegate to Turkey and Grec'.'e In recognitition of his diplo malic skill he was appointed papa nuncio to France in Dcecmbei 1944. It was a delicate post. Re ialions between France and tin Vatican were strained Many war time French resistance leaders were angry because the previous nuncio had lived in Vichy, capital of defeated France. Archbishop Roncalli mended the situation so swiftly that in three months France sent philosopher Jacques Maritain to the Vatican to resume normal diplomatic: relations. Archbishop Rom-alli's days in France came to an end in January 1353, when Pope Pius XII made him a cardinal and three days later named him patriarch of Venice. It was his first assignment inside Italy in 38 years. During his long years away from the Vatican Angelo Roncalli found time to read extensively rom the writings of Eugenio Car- inal Pacelli, the Vatican serre- ary of state who became Pope ins XII in 1939. Broad Rending Those writings and discourses, pplying Roman Catholic teaching o problems across the range of loclern politics and sociology, vere absorbed by a man who iter, as Pope, would shape them vit.'i his own individual outlook nto concrete actions. President Vincent Auriol of France gave Angelo Roncalli his <ed cardinal's biretla, following custom, on Jan. 12, 1953. 'hree months later Auriol con- erred on the departing cardinal he award of commander of the 'rench Legion of Honor. The people of Venice grew ove their patriarch during his five yearr there. He visited every paiish in his jurisdiction, built 30 lew parishes, ordered a new sem- riary and expanded countless pro k;cts and programs. Next: How the Pope broke H'ecedents. Want things? Read" the Want Ads 100 Enrolled in VBS al Blinker Hill BUNKER HILL — Mrs. Ralph Gerdt and Mrs. Harry Scheldt, co-administrators of the daily vacation Bible school at the Methodist Church have announced that 100 youngsters are enrolled In the school that convened Monday. Cookies and milk are served the youngsters during the session. Mrs. Dallas Hamilton, Mrs. Harold Bartels, Mrs. Lester Lawton, and the Rev. and Mrs. Victor Herman are assisting the co-administrators. Speaks in Indianapolis BUNKER HILL — Dr. George J. Hess was Tuesday night guest speaker at a banquet which was under the sponsorship of the physicians of Indianapolis. Dr. Hess returned home today. sheer fantasy ... a midsummer dreamJ \ in Indianapolis where he was a RANGOON — The Burmese government has nationalized all banks. 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