INTERNATIONAL: Peaks

Last week the following peaks made the following news:

Monte Pio Undecimo was the name solemnly conferred on a bald grey peak of the Roman Apennines by Italian Alpinists who wished to honor Pope Pius XI, in his youth a famed and fearless mountain climber. At the very tip of Monte Pio Undecimo, 100 climbers last week knelt in the whistling wind, heard mass celebrated by agile Father de Carlatonio, who also blessed a bronze tablet. Less agile, Bishop Pensa de Penne et Atri simultaneously celebrated another, more pompous mass at the mountain's...

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