PAPAL STATE: Christus Vincit!

Snow sifted down upon the Alban and the Sabine hills, one night last week; and when a pink dawn came Pope Pius XI was seen to look out early from his palace window at the pinky snow.

Seldom enough is such a treat vouchsafed to the Supreme Pontiff; for it seldom snows in Rome, and since 1870 no Pope has left the Vatican. Last week, however, came joyous confirmation of the news (TIME, Jan. 14) that Pope Pius will soon cease to be "the Prisoner of the Vatican," self-cooped in his own palace because...

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