· Archbishop Capovilla recalls the words of John XXIII on the evening of 11 October 1962 ·
“A very great emotion”. This was the unmistakable feeling of Archbishop Loris Capovilla, former secretary of John XXIII, who relived on television the historic evening of 11 October 1962 when on yesterday, Thursday evening, St Peter's Square was flooded by an immense crowd which spontaneously gave life to the unforgettable torch light procession finishing under the Pope's window. “An atmosphere of intense spirituality was created”, he recalled in an interview given to our newspaper, “but also one of great joy which profoundly involved Pope Roncalli himself to the point which he overcame the built-up fatigue of the extraordinary day despite the difficulty for his already tried body”.
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