PAPAL STATE: Agnus Pontificis

As the eagle represents the U. S.; the lion, Great Britain; the cock, France; so the lamb is one of the animals symbolically peculiar to the Papal State. Last week, in one of the prettiest ceremonies of the Catholic Church, two very special lambs received the very special blessing of His Holiness Pope Pius XL

Holiest of the lambs of Rome are those that frisk and bleat on the meadows of the Church of St. Agnes the Martyr, far out on the Via Nomentana. It is their special duty to sprout the wool...

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