William Golding kept a journal from 1971 until his death in 1993. The journals are unpublished.
11 April 1993
Easter Sunday – Christos Aneste! [Greek for ‘Christ is risen’, a phrase Golding repeated every Easter] We saw and heard the Pope give his blessing in fifty languages. The crowd was the biggest I ever remember to have seen in front of St Peters. I wonder whether the indulgence reaches a television audience? I wonder if the apparent cardinals on the balcony are really security men?