PAPAL STATE: Salute

North-of-Europe cartoonists have been making sport of the Italo-Papal Treaty & Concordat ever since it was signed (TIME, Feb. 18). The idea that Dictator Mussolini purposes to use the Catholic Church as a sword of conquest was cartooned lately with savage power in Amsterdam's Notenkraker (Nut Cracker), much to the satisfaction of super-Protestant Netherlanders (see cut). Other cartoonists have drawn Pope Pius XI in a Fascist black shirt and Mussolini with the Papal Tiara perched on his rather bald head. The caricatured insinuation is always that His Holiness and His Excellency are...

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