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A Boca vino daPapi
From "LA STAMPA" 30 May 1974
Even the Pope Pius X liked the wine Boca. In the early days of September 1900 the then Patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto, accompanied by the Bishop of Novara, Monsignor Eduardo Pulciano, with its Secretary Don Maurizio Fossati, coach came to visit the Sanctuary of Boca, stopped to return to the parish house where the young parish priest Don Michele Merlino, satisfied with the praise of Cardinal who was surprised to find so great a work in the area so poor, sturò for guests some bottles of good wine, which took on great occasions. Monsignor Pulciano, after their first taste, "said satisfied:" Eminence, this' really wine Cardinals, but was immediately Patriarch's response: "Sir, forgive me, but I am not his opinion, this is not wine Cardinals, but wine Papi. "
His sentence was prophetic because scherzosa 'on 4 August 1903 he was appointed Pope, under the name Pius X. Monsignor Pulciano, moved to Genoa, died 'young and his Secretary Don Fossati, who became Archbishop of Turin, in his visits to the Shrine of Boca willingly and often told the anecdote.
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