Foreign News: No Politics Allowed

Editors and news folk generally were informed last week, by representatives of the Holy See, in what terms they are to couch stories about the Pope and the Vatican, now the former has resumed temporal sovereignty and the latter has become a state (TIME, Feb. 18).

Expostulating in Rome, Count Dalla Torre, Editor of the Papal news organ Osservatore Romano, and recognized by most Catholics as the temporal spokesman for the Pope, declared that news arising out of the new Papal state is not "political." Acknowledging that "foreign newspapers, with few exceptions" are treating...

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