Catholic Herald Reporter OPE
D PAUL, speaking from the balcony of his summer home at Castel Gandolfo last week, told the crowd gathered below that they must go on praying for peace. Even though there was some encouragement in the atomic disarmament talks in Geneva, events elsewhere were disturbing, such as the riots in GrTeFicees.e events," he said, "make us realise that even before a peace in the arms race we need civil and social peace, peace within nations troubled by conflicting ideologies, which result in grave disorders and evils which might degenerate into worse evils.
"We are thinking especially of Greece, a country with a great name in the history of civilisation."
The Pope also Saw a preview of an Italian film on the life of Pope John XXIII called "And There Came A Man".
The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week. It is based on Pope John's diary, published in English early this year under the title Journal of .500l. Rod Steiger, the American actor, played the part of Pope John.
Pope Praised •AN Italian Communist writer, Libero Pierantozzi. warmly praises Pope John in the latest issue of the World Marxist Review, saying he succeeded in bringing new light to Church thinking "despite roadblocks thrown in his path by professional anti-Communists".
His article, "Social doctrine of the Vatican and the twentieth century", is in line with the contention made by an exiled Spanish Communist in the spring issue of the review that there is increasing harninny between Catholics and Cornmunists.