Illustrissimi: The Letters of Pope John Paul I
For 33 days in 1975 the infectious smile of John Paul I lit up the world. Illustrissimi is a collection of droll letters he wrote for a newspaper before his election. Adressed to famous characters in history and literature, his pointed comments sparkle with humour and wisdom. Whether he is discussing the pangs of adolescnece with Pinocchio, pornography with Sir Walter Scott, capitalism with Marconi or miniskirsts with the Empress Maria Theresa, he manages to be both edifying and amusing. Illustrissimi is one of the few available clues to the personality of a POpe whose brief ministry chgarmed millions of people.
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Review: Illustrissimi: Letters from Pope John Paul IUser Review - Margaret - Goodreads
I enjoyed reading this book, these letters very much. Pope John Paul I wrote them for an Italian periodical during the 1970's while he was a cardinal. His letters reached out to saints, authors, an ... Read full review
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Articles written by the bishop and cardinal, who ultimately became Pope John Paul I in 1978 (and who suddenly died after only 33 days). Each entry is written to a literary figure, real or fictional ...
Preface by Cardinal Hume
G K Chesterton
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
St Bernardine of Siena
St Romedios Bear
St Theresa of Lisieux
Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli
Sir Walter Scott
The Unknown Painter at the Castle
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