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  • Why ‘Good Pope John’ fits as patron saint of Italian army

    Why ‘Good Pope John’ fits as patron saint of Italian army

    At first blush, a ceremony taking place in Italy’s Palace of the Army today may seem counter-intuitive, as St. Pope John XXIII, a famous “Peace Pope,” is being installed as the patron saint of the Italian army. In fact, however, for reasons both biographical and philosophical, John XXIII actually may be the perfect patron for the kind of army Italy operates today.

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