Religion: Condition of the Pope

More than a week after the general public heard on excellent authority that His Holiness Pius XI was bravely ignoring prostatic discomfort to complete his Jubilee Year festivals, hattings and canonizations (TIME, July 7), L'Osservatore Romano, official Vatican newspaper, emphatically announced:

"We are authorized to declare most categorically that in these alleged details there is nothing, absolutely nothing true or even approximately true. We say that also because, as everybody has been sure to ascertain in the past few days, the Holy Father has not taken great care of himself or...

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