Vatican City, Oct 11, 2017 / 02:18 am
The life of Pope John XXIII shows the saint's deep spiritual nature, as well as his great kindness towards others, said a cardinal who knew him well.
"If in John Paul II the key word is courage of the faith, in John XXIII the key word is the strength of goodness," Cardinal Comastri told CNA.
Cardinal Comastri is the President of the Fabric of Saint Peter, Archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, and Vicar General for the Vatican City State. He worked alongside both Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II for many years as a member of the Roman Curia.
Recounting the day when John XXIII was elected Pope, the cardinal recalled that when the new pontiff appeared on the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica to greet the crowds, he could hear their voices but could not see them due to the brightness of the lights.