"I, too, in my youth, felt the beneficial influence of his example and, as a student, I was impressed by the force of his Christian testimony."
(Excerpt from his remarks in Pollone, July 1989)
Pope Saint John Paul II, who gave Blessed Pier Giorgio the name, "The Man of the Eight Beatitudes," spoke often of him. They had much in common, including their love for the great outdoors. At left. are just a few of the selections from his many addresses over the course of his pontificate.