PAPAL STATE: Mass of Expiation

Ever since he ascended the Papal throne in 1922 Pope Pius XI has employed every weapon in his spiritual arsenal to stop Russia's cold-blooded anti-religion campaign. He has placed Russia under the particular care of St. Therese. His commission on Russian affairs has forged new and special weapons of prayer, indulgence, invocation, propaganda. Last week His Holiness startled all Europe with a bitter denunciation. To his vicar general, Cardinal Basilic Pompili, Bishop of Velletri, he wrote:

"[The Soviet] disseminates moral, cultural and also economic decadence by agitation which is both unfruitful and...

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