Sunday, October 13, 2013


Prayer for the Pope

Simon Heffer, Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998), p. 29 (footnote omitted):
Powell was studying manuscripts of Thucydides in the Vatican Library, and Freeth recalled later that Powell was praying that the Pope, who was ill, would not die; because if he did the library would close, and Powell would be unable to work; the Pope did not die, and Powell finished his task.
Hat tip: Eric Thomson.

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