From a Correspondent WHEN he received President Kennedy at the Vatican on Tuesday morning Pope Paul immediately recalled their first meeting. 25 years ago. at the coronation of Pope Pius X11.
The Pope talked with the President for 36 minutes. He recalled his own visits to the United States, and commended the nation for its generosity towards the have-nots. its peace aims, its integration policy and went on to comment on recent developments in space exploration.
"May these undertakings take on a meaning of homage rendered to God, Creator and Supreme Lawmaker. Because they augur so much for the benefit of mankind, may they be indicative of true and peaceful progress which would bring men together in a close relationship of universal brotherhood," On peace, the Pope said: "The untiring striving to obtain world peace is to be commended highly, and we are confident that these labours will find a ready response in all men of goodwill".
The President, who did not kiss the Pope's ring. gave Pope Paul a silver gilt desk box lined in red velvet and with a lid engraved with the papal seals.
President Kennedy went on to the North American College where he received from Cardinal Cushing gifts-including a signed copy of Parem in Terris-which had been prepared for him by Pope John.
'Man of Peace
WEXFORD, Ireland RESIDENT KENNEDY was pleased by the warm welcome given him here by the Loreto convent, whose superior is his third cousin, but saddened to hear of the death of this See's bishop on the day of his arrival.
Bishop Staunton of Ferns, whose diocese includes Wexford. died (June 27) in the morning before President Kennedy landed here in a helicopter.
The President's stop at the convent was unscheduled. His motorcade stopped suddenly on its way from the centre of the city to the airfield where he boarded his helicopter to return to Dublin.
He was greeted by Mother Clement, who has called herself the President's cousin "nobody knows about", and the convent's close to 30 Sisters.
Earlier a record-breaking crowd of joyful Irishmen-many of whom had travelled to Dublin for the occasion-lined an eight-mile decorated route to welcome the President to the Irish capital.
Among the dignitaries greeting the President at the airport were Archbishop John McQuaid, C,S.Sp., of Dublin and Archbishop Sensi, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland.
In reply to a welcome by President Eamon de Valera of Ireland, President Kennedy mentioned the large emigration of Irishmen from their native country. He said they had become the best citizens of the nations to which they had moved, hut noted that they kept their memories of Ireland alive.
While President Kennedy was in the town of New Ross. the chairman of its town council, A. Re Minihan, told him: "The late Pope John XXIII was known as the Pope of Peace. We would like you, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, to be known as the President of Peace."