How Pope John Paul II once saved a fallen priest from despair, homelessness and alcoholism

Posted September 9, 2017 8:16 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

How Pope John Paul II once saved a fallen priest from despair, homelessness and alcoholism

I have come to dread interviews with Popes.  I have from the beginning of the interviews decades ago.  I generally read them anyway because, well, I have to, don’t I.
The recent book interview / conversation with Dominique Wolton released in French, however, has a tidbit that I find moving and precious.  My friend Sam Gregg of Acton Institute tweeted it out (HERE).  The tweet includes an image of text of an anecdote about how Pope St. John Paul II reclaimed and saved a fallen priest from despair, homelessness and alcoholism.
Here is my translation of what Pope Francis said:
On the Piazza

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