Religion: At the Vatican

A secret consistory to elect two new cardinals was held last week by His Holiness, Pope Pius XI, in the magnificent consistorial hall. The ceremony, which precedes the public session by three days, was marked by all the usual resplendence.

The Pope arrived on foot, dressed in white from slippers to zucchetto, preceded by the Swiss Guards, whose gorgeous uniforms owe their origin to Michelangelo. After seating himself upon the throne, His Holiness was greeted by profound obsequies from the assembled Cardinal Bishops, Cardinal Deacons and Cardinal Priests. "Exeunt Omnes," cried the Papal...

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