Religion: More Cardinals

When will there be another non-Italian Pope? A Dutchman, broad and beaming, was revered by Roman Catholics some 400 years ago as Adrian VI (1522-23), but his successors have all been Italians. Their names are the historic name of Italy: Medici, Borghese, Chigi, Rospigliosi. . . . Last week, as the Consistory of Dec. 20 approached, it was rumored that His Holiness would raise the plenum (total number) of the Sacred College of Cardinals from 70 to 80, and appoint a sufficient number of non-Italian Cardinals to...

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