People: Sep. 28, 1962

To get away from the daily hurly-burly that sometimes invades even the Vatican. Pope John XXIII has a lofty new retreat in which to meditate. The top three floors of the 9th century tower of San Giovanni, built by Pope Leo IV as a defense against marauding Saracens, have been fitted out with heaters for winter and air conditioning for summer, divided into a foyer, a circular salon opening on a library and studio, a dining room, bedroom and chapel. And from the wide terrace behind the battlements of the 100-ft.-high tower, the Pontiff...

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