People: Mar. 27, 1964

He had been "a good, innocent and quite timid boy." And from the age of 14, in 1896, until a year before his death in 1963, Angelo Giuseppe Ron-call i kept a record of his thoughts and dreams on odd pieces of paper. Lovingly edited by his long-time personal secretary, Msgr. Loris Capovilla, Pope John XXIII's diary, titled The Journal of a Soul, was published in Rome. At 15, the Pope-to-be was already praying "more than anything else, for union with the separated churches"; at 21, as a seminarian, he mused: "Even if I were to become Pope, when I...

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