.- In an emotional front-page editorial of a special edition of LâOsservatore Romano published this Thursday on the 25th Anniversary of John Paul IIâs election to the papacy, Editor-in-Chief Mario Agnes called the Pontiff a âletter from Godâ that the world has been unable to destroy.
The special edition of the Vatican newspaper included a 52-page photo spread and was sold out by midday.
Agnes said the Pope âcontinues to present himself as a Letter from God. The âenvelopeâ is a bit worn outâitâs been touched by the faith and love of so many hands for over 25 years.â
âIt has been touched by the hands of assassins, whose purpose was to destroy the Letter,â he continued. âBut they failed. And the envelope has been mistreated, and the consequences are evident. Yet the letter has remained intact and coherent, its words remain indelible and piercingâ
âHe is the Letter from God,â concluded Agnes.