Religion: The Old Man

John XXIII has been on the throne of St. Peter only four months, but he is already the best-loved Pope of modern times. Rome has rarely known anyone like the stout, bustling, punchinello-faced old man, who combines warmth, wit and frankness with a dignity that is free of pomp. He is an able, creative, precedent-breaking administrator with a rare humility and an ever-present concern for people. He has been readier than any other Pope in memory to leave the Vatican, a man about town who likes nothing better than to dodge his chauffeurs and...

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