Religion: IF YOU COULD READ MY HEART

ON PAPAL POWER: Insofar as it concerns my humble person, I would not like to claim any special inspiration. I content myself with the sound doctrine which teaches that everything comes from God.

ON OPENING THE COUNCIL: My eye ranged over the multitude of sons and brothers and suddenly as my glance rested upon your group, on each of you personally, I drew a special comfort from your presence. I will not say more about that at the moment but will content myself with recording the fact: Benedictus Deus per singulos dies [Blessed be God each day as it comes]. Yet, if...

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