ITALY: Titles

Possibly one of the greatest causes of friction between the Holy See and the Italian Government has been removed.

Some time ago, Premier Mussolini decided to put an end to the wide- spread misuse of titles in Italy. To that end he appointed a commission to inquire into the matter. Political wiseacres, almost without exception, foresaw the abolition of all papal titles bestowed since 1870 when the temporal power of the Papacy came to an end.

Last week the Italian Government put to flight these notions. It recognized all titles bestowed by the Popes...

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