SPAIN: To Rome

It was authoritatively stated that King Alfonso will visit Rome in November and will be the guest of the Italian monarchs.

Under former Popes no Roman Catholic ruler was allowed to visit the King of Italy, unless he wished to be excommunicated. It is recalled that the late Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary never returned the visit of King Umberto, paid to him in Vienna in 1881. The present Pope changed all this.

King Vittorio Emanuele and his Queen will meet the Spanish monarch at the station. They will then drive to the...

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