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2---THE PROGRESS Frldy, :June 28, 1963 i i i . A Smiling Pope Paul :i -IE NEW PONTIFF, PAUL VI, smiles as he receives the congratulations from mere- .bets of the College of Cardinals who elected him Pope June 21. The picture was taken immediately after the sealed conclave area was opened at the Vatican, His Brothers Reacfed Humbly To Announcement of Election BY JAMES C. O&apos;NEILL CONCESIO, Italy, June 26---The two brothers of His Holiness Pope Paul VI screened their joy with acts of humility when ;they heard of his election to the papacy. Both Ludovico and Francesca heard the news of the election on television June 21. Ludovico, an attorney, was in the town of Gavinana. in the Province of Pistoia, where he was taking part in a meeting. When he heard Giovanni Car- dinal Montini's name announced, he slumped into a chair. Then :he called on all those present to recite the Apostles' Creed. "... An Immense Joy" "It's an immense joy, a joy for the whole world now that he's the Father of all," he later t01d the press. He talked with other relatives in Brescia and :drged them to recite the AP0s- ties' Creed. : Francesca, a doctor, has been recovering from a heart at- tack at his villa in Bovezzo, a ;mall town near Brescia. When he heard the news of his broth- er's election, he insisted on getting out of bed to kneel for the blessing given on television : Pope Paul VI. He nearly "fiinted and had to be given medical aid. The day before Cardinal Mon- tini left for the conclave in Rome he had visited with Francesca. : In Rome the Cardinal's neph- .ew, Giorgio Montini, 38, told newsmen:  "When I heard that my uncle had chosen the name of Paul the Sixth, I remem- .,, bered the great devotion and esteem that he had always ' had for St. Paul," - Giorgio Montini is the son of i Ludovico and is also a lawyer.  He lives in Rome with is wife and two children. : Margherita Peretti Cesaroli,  whose mother cared for the fu- tore Pope when he was ill as :' a boy, last saw the Pontiff this Easter Monday while he was ,.' visiting his brother Francesca. "I had written him," said . ! Margherita, "that one of my i sons, Luigi, was in bed from an accident due to work, and he Via delle Grazie was decorated with banners and flowers. The , i street takes its name from the ' sanctuary of Our Lady of, Graces near the Mentini home, which was the center of Gio- vanni Battista's religious de- As A Child THREE-YEAR-OLD Gio- vanni Battista Montini, now Pop/ Paul VI, is shown in a portrait made in 1900 taken from the family album, took the opportunity during his visit to Francescp to come here. : He talked for a long time with my Luigi, and then all of us : gathered together at the court- yard. We said some prayers, Pope Paul VI: i, and he blessed us. It was only " a half-hour visit, but it re-/ : :Innovator mains unforgettable in our  minds." THE THEN ARCH- : Cardinal Montlni'slastvlslt BISHOP of Milan estab- to Concesio, where he was lished a new style in clerical ! bern, was on the Feast of St. garb' in Italy last year. By ' Roeeo in August, 1959. He wearing the dark suit and came to bless a new factory, w,,,a _,, . .. , ..... lairn .... .. n collar, aratnal in rescla posters acc - . ..... : .... ur lviontini, the new Pope ing me election oI one o! o ,  .... ,, , Paul VI, ave taot a royal own covered the city s walls, g PP The Montini family home in the to use of the more modern dress; This photo of the new pontiff was taken as he prepared to board an airliner for Ghana. Guidetta Alghisi Montini, par- ticularly in regard to the deep- votion, set eyes. Was In Ill Health As Child Besides staying in the sum- As a child, Giovanni Battista _ mertime at their home in Con- suffered frequently from ill cesiol the Montinis atso spent health. Pictures of him at an part of the summer in Verola- early age show him to be thin, vecchia, at their mother's home. to have a graceful, acquiline The townspeople recall t h a t nose. j and rescme his mother, = every, morning at nine the en- Pope Paul V! Emphasized Confidence In Divine Help In VATICAN CITY, June 22--Following is the text o t an English translation o/the first public address o/ His Holiness Pope Paul VI. The new Ponti[ said that he will reopen the ecumenical council and work /or world peace and Christian unity. Venerable brothers and beloved sons of the whole world! On this day dedicated to the gentle Heart of Jesus, in the act of assuming the task of feeding the flock of Our Lord--which according to the expression of St. Augustine is meant above all to be a "task of love" (Commentary on St. John 123, 5) redeemed by the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ--the first sentiment of all that surges from Our heart is confidence in the all-power. ful help of the Lord. He who indicated His beloved will through the consensus of our venerable brothers, the fathers of the Sacred College, entrusting to Us the care and responsibility of Holy Church, will know how to instill into Our mind, full of trepidation for the vastness of the task im. .posed, vigilant and serene strength, untiring zeal for His glory, missionary earnestness for the universal, clear and persuasive propagation of the Gospel. At the outset of Our ponti- fical ministry the memory of Our predecessors returns tend- erly and pleasantly to Our mind. They left to Us a sacred, spiritual and glorious heritage: Plus XI and his unconquerable strength of mind; Plus XII, who illuminated the Church with the light of a teaching full of wisdom; and finally John XXIII, who gave to the world the example of his sing- ular goodness. Recalls Greatness of Pope John XXlII But We wish to recall in a very special way, with grateful and deeply moved reverence, the figure of the mourned John XXIII who in the brief but highly intense span of his ministry knew how to win over to himself the hearts of men, even those who are far away, through his sleepless solicitude, his sincere and concrete kind- hess toward the lowly and the outstanding pastoral character of his actions, qualities to which were added the very special enchantment of the human gifts of his great heart. He gave his warmth to souls like a flame burning brighter and brighter, unto the extreme sacrifice of himself, borne with a strength of mind that moved the world and gathered, as it were, all men around his bed of pain, making them '*one heart and one mind" in one single pulsation of respect, of veneration and of prayer. The heritage We.have garn- Pope Paul V CAMILLa BORGHESE, Roman-born, was the last pope who chose the name of Paul for his pontificate. As Paul V he reigned from 1605 to 1621. St. Peter's basilica was finally com- pleted during his reign. The above picture is of a statue in the Vatican. ered from Our predecessors shows Us the full gravity of the duty that lies before Us. Thee are the words of Our predecessor St. Leo the Great: "As We reflect on the poverty of Our smallness and on the magnitude of the task We have taken up, We too must First Address say with the Prophet: 'Lord, I heard Your words, I was frightened, I considered Your action and I trembled . . .' But since We have the con- stant atonement of the Al- mighty and Eternal Priest who, like unto Us and the same as the Father, brought divinity down to the level of men and raised humanity as high as God, We rejoice in worthy and pious proportion to what He has wished to provide" (Sermon 3, 1-11, ML 54, 144- 145). Promises Council Will Continue The pre-eminent par t of Our pontificate will be the con- tinuation of the Second Vati- can Ecumenical Council, on which are fixed the eyes of all men of Good will. This will be the principal task for which We intend to spend all the energies which the Lord has given to Us, in order that the Catholic Church, which shines in the world as the standard raised over far-off nations, (cfr. Isaias 5, 26) may attract all men to itself, through the majesty o f it s organism, through the youthfulness of its spirit, through the renovation of its structure and through the multiplicity of its forces "out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation" (Apoc. 5, 9). This will be the first thought of the pontifical ministry: that it may be proclaimed ever louder before the world thaf only in the Gospel of Jesus can the longed-for salvation be found, "for there is no other name under Heaven given to men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4, 12). Under this light comes the work for the revision of the Code of Canon Law, continued efforts along the lines traced in the great social enc of Our predecessors for the strengthening of justice in civil, social and international life, in truth and in liberty, and in respect for mutual duties and rights. Speaks of Social Problems The unequivocal order love of neighbor, which is acid test of love of God, demands of all men a fairer solution to social problems. It requires farseeing action and care for underdeveloped coun- tries, where the standard of living is often unworthy of the human being. It calls for a voluntary study on a universal scale for the betterment of ing conditions. The new epoch, which the conquests of space have opened to mankind, will be singularly blessed by the Lord if men truly know how to recognize each other as brothers rather than rivals, and build a world order in the holy fear of God, (Continued on page 12) tire family- mother, father and three boys -- would leave the house to walk to church to attend Mass and receive Com- munion. The only person now living in the house in Verolavecchia, another village on the outskirts of Brescia, is 80-year-old Teresa Alghisi Pea, a cousin of the Pope's mother. She remembers what Giovanni Battista was like in,his boyhood. Boyhood Recalled She said he was "a boy like all the others, but he often had in his attentive eyes a sort of look of delight, and .his slight Notre Dame s, ..- .Uonore "00gu6ure-r.no'e figure showed even then some ascetic quality, so much so that it almost frightened one." "I remember," she added, "that several times he was surprised, but not disturbed, when he was found praying in a corner of the garden." Another childhood ,acquain- tance, Rev. Luigi Benassi, arch- priest of Fargengo Nomma, said: "He inherited great wis- dom from his mother." Recalling his childhood days with Giovanni Battista Montini, Father Benassi said: "In Ver- olavecchia it used to be the custom that a bell would ring at three o'clock :in the aftel"noon to re'hind all of the death of Our Lord. Immediately, Bat- tista stopped playing and fell into a brief, intimate prayer. If, later, he happened to hear the Angelus, he would--without any regard for human respect and wherever he happened to be--ask all children or adults, or whoever was present, to re- cite the beautiful prayer with him." Made Priesthood Possible Father Benassi recalled that it was the future Pope who made it possible for him to become a priest. Te said that one day When Giovanni and his brothers were visiting the Benassi farm home, the Benassis' 92-year-old grand- mother said: "Do you know my 'Bigi' (an affectionate diminu- tive for Luigi) wants to study to be a priest? But how is it possible? We can't afford it." According to Father Benas- si, Giovanni Battista replied: "There's always Providence." He recalled t h a t Giovanni then took him aside and whispered: "Be r e a d y to leave for BreScia soon. I want to be a priest, but don't tell anyone." A short time later, Benassi received a letter informing him that he had been given a schol- arship to the seminary. The money had been provided by a charities institute whose presb dent was Giorgio Montini, Gio- vanni Batista's father. Called Intelligent Student Tejachers and classmates in Brescia remember the future Pope as an intelligent student who was also quiet and mild. Like his brothers, he attended the Cesare Arici Institute, an elementary and upper school conducted by Jesuits. Ordained in the Brescia cath- edral on May 29, 1920, by Bish- op Giacinto Gaggia, Father Montini offered his first Mass the next day at the sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces near his home. To those present it was a particularly tender circun- stance that the chasuble he wore had been made from the white silk of his mother's wed- ding dress. POPE PAUL VI is shown June 5, 1960 when, as Giovanni Battista Cardinal Montini, Archbishop of Milan, he was honored, along with the then President Dwight D. Eisen- hower, at a University of Notre Dame honors program. Between them is Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., presi- dent of the university. --(Religious New Service Photo.) U.S.: Canada Familiar Terr,tory To Pope (N.C.W.C. Newt Service) The United States is familiar territory to His Holiness Pope Paul VI. He was a leisurely tourist here in 1951 and returned in 1960 for a quick trip to sev- eral major cities. The new Pope's first trip to North America was, by his own description, a holiday tour. He told newsmen then that it was the fulfillment of a long-stand- ing wish to see the United States and Canada. In three weeks, then-Msgr. Giovanni Battista Montini, Sub- situte Papal Secretary of State, covered several thousand miles, much of it by automobile. He was here August 20 to Sep- tember 9. He flew from London to Montreal. After four days in Canada, he entered the United States through Niagara Falls, N.Y., and visited Buffalo, Washington, St. Louis, Denver, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York and many point in between these major cities. When he came back in June, 1960, as the Cardinal-Arch. bishop of.Milan, he received an honorary doctorate of laws de- gree from the University of Notre Dame in the same cere- mony at which then:President Eisenhower was honored by the institution. The citation at Notre Dame praised him as "the Arch- bishop of the Working Man," noting that he earned this title because of "inexhaust- ible apostolic vigor to the strengthening of the Chris- tian world." On that trip, the new Pope also visited New York, Chi- cago, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington. On his first trip, the new Pope attracted little attention. While in Canada, he visited the Shrines of Ste. Anne and Cap de la Madeleine, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto. One of his stops was at a jam- boree of 3,000 Boy Scouts at Vandreuil near Quebec. In Ottawa, he lunched with then-Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent. He visited a host of Catholic prelates and institu- tions before beginning his U.S. trip on August 24. He left the country on June 10 to visit Brazil before re- turning to Milan. Pope Paul Receives Cardinal Spellman THE HOLY FATHER, POPE PAUL VI, received Cardinal Spellman alone for 20 minutes two days after his election to the papacy. 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Patriarch Alexei of Moscow and All Russia stated: "I prayerfully wish the Lord's help to your forthcoming la- bors. We hope that the Roman Catholic Church under your guidance will effectively serves  the rec0nciliation of humanity.' Pope Paul was also sent a message by President Josip Broz (Tito) of Yugoslavia, re- ports said. His message stated: "As to your election as head of the Catholic Church, I beg you to accept my sincere con- gratulations and wishes that your pontificate contributes to understanding and cooperation among peoples and states an to the stabilization of peace in the world." [i iiiiii!!iLi ii !iii[ ." ,'.z+:.:.. ..... ;i!!ii;!:!:::::' :ii:!ii/l ii!iiiii .................. iiiiiiii00i !iiiiiii iiii?lll .... :i::i::ii::: ..ii, :i!iiii!i:: Future Pope Escaped IN 1956, POPE PAUL VI narrowly escaped an assassin's bomb in Milan. Here an office in his official residence is shown in shambles after an unknown terrorist threw a home-made bomb through a ground floor window.