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S+L BLOG: Capovilla

Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis talks authentic piety at this week’s General Audience and the anniversary of death of St. John XXIII ...read more
By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When the freshly named patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, chose 37-year-old Father Loris Capovilla as his private secretary in 1953, a skeptical adviser told the cardinal that the priest looked too sickly to bear the strain of his new job. “Then he’ll die ...read more