Albania, the traditional claim of France to protect Roman Catholics in the Ottoman Empire has been greatly impaired by the non-religious character of the Republic. Like Italy, she is now regarded by Eastern Catholics with distrust as an enemy of the Holy Father.
They were known to St Benedict, who refers his monks to "the Rule of our holy Father Basil," - indeed St Benedict owed more of the ground-ideas of his Rule to St Basil than to any other monastic legislator.
I myself recently presented the compendium of the Catechism, prepared at the request of the late Holy Father.
The poor fellow went away very dejected, and the Holy Father continued his walk.
The Holy Father granted all World Youth Day participants a plenary indulgence.