Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pope John Paul I spoke of Matt Talbot

A number of references note the interest of both Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II in the beatification of Matt Talbot. In his 1976 Christmas homily, "Christ, the Physician of Souls," included in the book, The Smiling Pope (2004), by Raymond and Lauretta Seabeck, Pope John Paul I was also interested and believed Matt Talbot would be beatified soon.

In the Search box next to "Go," type "Matt Talbot." It should take you to page 128, which you click. The homily begins on page 127. Also note that Matt Talbot is misidentified as a “simple English porter.”