People, Nov. 22, 1971

Once, when he was Archbishop of Paris, the late Pope John XXIII visited Rome to see Pope Pius XII and deliver a report to the papal secretary of state, Archbishop Giovanni Battista Montini. Afterward, says the Milan newspaper Domenica Del Corriere, Pope John's secretary and protégé Don Angelo Rossi asked what had impressed him most about the trip; was it the audience with His Holiness? "No," was the reply, "I am always calm when I see the Pope. But if there is one personality I stand a little in awe of, that is Monsignor...

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