by Anura Guruge
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I talked about this on Page 132, ‘bullet’ #88, of my
“Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia”.
It was a very touching and historic occasion.
The first time a passenger train had departed the ornate Vatican Railway station.
I conjecture that Pope Francis might
reenact this gesture by sending
St. Pope John XXIII’s body to Venice
in the next couple of years.