"Il Buon Papa," 50 Years On
To mark the milestone, a treat from the archives -- Fulton Sheen on John XXIII...
(Speaking of Sheen, a non-Catholic TV reporter recently recounted meeting The Great One, terming the experience a "fleeting encounter with a mystery that I'll never comprehend.")
...and the "noble simplicity" of Papa Roncalli's coronation:
SVILUPPO: Vatican Radio airs a tribute, including audio from Election Day 1958...
...and tonight -- at the close of a St Peter's Mass celebrated by his Secretary of State -- B16 made an appearance in the basilica to pray at his predecessor's tomb.