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Universality, romanity and Giulio Andreotti: the passing of a bona fide Roman

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It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing surely of one of the greatest Romans of our times.

Former President & Prime Minister of Italy and Senator for Life, Giulio Andreotti passed away yesterday in Rome. He was 94 years old. And an incomparable statesman.

A brief but fitting tribute to this giant of catholic proportions — scars and all — is published on this page by Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican magazine.

As a small tribute to Andreotti, we take the liberty, for the edification of readers, to publish a glowing example of his romanity — not without touching traces of his simple humanity — to be fathomed & savored in the editorial of issue no. – 2010 of the magazine he edited in his last, fruitful years, 30Giorni (30Days)

Click here to read the editorial on the website of the now-defunct 30Giorni. (Editors, chief of whom was Andreotti, suspended the 30+ year publication last November, months after the death of its inspirer, Don [Father] Giacomo Tantardini, close friend of then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis.)

Click here to read the same editorial in .pdf.

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