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Luigi —   His family worked as sharecroppersas did most of the people of Sotto il Monte — a striking contrast to that of his predecessor, Eugenio Pacelli Pope Pius XIIwho came from an ancient aristocratic family long connected to the papacy. Roncalli was nonetheless a descendant of an Italian noble family, albeit from a secondary and impoverished branch.
He professed his vows as a member of that order on 23 May After this, he would return to his town to celebrate mass for the Assumption.
Radini-Tedeschi's last words to Roncalli were "Angelo, pray for peace". The death of Radini-Tedeschi had a deep effect on Roncalli.
During World War IRoncalli was drafted into the Royal Italian Army as a sergeantserving in the medical corps as a stretcher-bearer and as a chaplain. After being discharged from the army in earlyhe was named spiritual director of the seminary.
Roncalli would recall Benedict XV as being the most sympathetic of the popes he had met. His nomination as apostolic visitor was made official on 19 March. After he was consecrated, he introduced his family to Pope Pius XI.
He chose as his episcopal motto Obedientia et Pax "Obedience and Peace"which became his guiding motto. While he was in Bulgaria, an earthquake struck in a town not too far from where he was. Unaffected, he wrote to his sisters Ancilla and Maria and told them both that he was fine.
Roncalli was unable to see his mother for the end as the death of a pontiff meant that he would have to stay at his post until the election of a new pontiff. Unfortunately, she died on 20 Februaryduring the nine days of mourning for the late Pius XI.
Roncalli expressed happiness that Pacelli was elected, and, on radio, listened to the coronation of the new pontiff. InRoncalli was asked by the Vatican to devote more of his time to Greece; therefore, he made several visits there in January and May that year. Roncalli was chosen among several other candidates, one of whom was Archbishop Joseph Fietta.
Roncalli met with Domenico Tardini to discuss his new appointment, and their conversation suggested that Tardini did not approve of it.
One curial prelate referred to Roncalli as an "old fogey" while speaking with a journalist. He left for France the next day to commence his newest role. Among his efforts were: Delivery of "immigration certificates" to Palestine through the Nunciature diplomatic courier.
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