The Papacy: Fiat Lux

What happened at that private meeting last March between Pope John XXIII and Khrushchev's son-in-law?

Apparently the Pope did most of the talking—at least according to Monsignor Loris Capovilla, the Pope's private secretary.

Capovilla told an audience in Assisi last week that after Aleksei Adzhubei had raised the question of diplomatic relations between Moscow and the Vatican, the Pope gave him a brief homily in reply. "You are a journalist," he said, "so you know the Bible and the progression of the work of Creation. You know that the Lord took six days for...

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