Religion: The Pope's Day

As Pope Pius XI completed the second year of his pontificate, it was repeatedly remarked that the confined life of the Vatican has worn upon his rugged physique.

His daily life is marked by simplicity, work, exercise. He often works 15 to 16 hours, rarely sleeps more than 6 or 7. At mealtime he examines mail, directs secretaries, confers with members of the Hierarchy.

Rising at 6:30 every morning, the Pope says mass in his private chapel before breakfast, which is at 8. Breakfast consists of coffee with milk, bread, butter. The mail is brought...

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