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Shelves: literature , ministerial When Albino Luciani was Patriarch of Venice, he wrote a series of "open letters" to famous figures and authors from history, published in the monthly magazine, "The Messenger of St. In , of course, in one of the shortest conclaves in Church history, Cardinal Luciani was elected Pope and took the name John Paul, in honor of his two most recent predecessors.
Just 33 days later, When Albino Luciani was Patriarch of Venice, he wrote a series of "open letters" to famous figures and authors from history, published in the monthly magazine, "The Messenger of St. Just 33 days later, tragically, he died in his sleep, leaving millions to wonder what sort of Pope he might have been. Something of the answer can be discerned in these writings -- imaginative, often charming, frequently witty, occasionally scolding and moralistic, but always, it seemed to me as I read, focused on the love of God for humankind.
Upon reading this book, one must wonder as so many did in , if the progressive cause might not have been furthered in the post-Vatican II era more so by this pope than by his successor who, excellent in many ways, was certainly more of a conservative and traditionalist than Luciani.
Worth a read, particularly when doled out an article at a time. His letters reached out to saints, authors, an 18th century empress, fictional characters and many others. He ends the book with a letter to Jesus. Even forty years later, the issues about which he was I enjoyed reading this book, these letters very much. Even forty years later, the issues about which he was concerned in his homeland are valid now. I thought when I started reading it that it would seem more dated and out of touch but I was wrong.
The letters are charming and written with such insight and care… I can only imagine he would have been a truly remarkable leader had he been given more than 33 days as pope.
After he became pope he had set six plans down which would dictate his pontificate: To renew the church through the policies implemented by Vatican II. To revise canon law. To remind the church of its duty to preach the Gospel. To promote church unity without watering down doctrine.
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