This is the story of my career as journalist, during more than 50 years, travelling in five continents and meeting the most important personalities of last and present century.
Many of these exclusive interviews are supported by pictures, especially those with five Popes, as a unique privilege for a journalist in the entire world., as well as the interview with Padre Pio, in his convent in South Italy.
I consider myself a lucky man, because I had opportunity of covering safely the most tragic events, such as wars in Vietnam, Middle East , Afghanistan and other countries , plus local revolutions and most terrific earthquakes , but also memorable events like the successful flight of Russian Yuri Gagarin , the first man in the space.
I started this fascinating work when I was very young , just 19 years and, now 78 , I am still reporting for radio, TV and newspapers from all over the world , writing in the meantime four books on Pope John Paul II, which today are sold all over Poland.
The incomes of such initiative are entirely devolved to a Catholic Mission in the centre of Africa , where 24 boys, that I took away from wild Pigmee tribes in the forest, are now having food and school , for their better future.
Let me be proud of the 49 international and Italian press - awards which are the result of my full dedication to journalism, always trying to report only the truth, very often even in most dangerous situations .
Now, looking back in those long years, I feel a great privilege the service done for TIME-LIFE, ABC Radio and TV News, RAI Radio and TV, Italian Channel Five , plus other nine magazines of several countries.
Let me also thank God ., for having protected me in those hottest spots of the world, especially in Afghanistan, during the occupation of Soviet Army in 1980 , or ten years before, in Jordan , during the civil war between King Hussein and Palestinians.
There, I was slightly injured in the “ Amman Intercontinental Hotel “, during “ Black September” clashes . It was at 5.45 , Sept.16th 1970, when a Katiuscia rocket targeted my room number 403 and by miracle I escaped death .
Therefore, let me remember all my friends , international reporters, who have been killed during our same assignments around the world, after having served faithfully the cause of Journalism, until last moment of their lives.