PAPAL STATE: 102

The Vatican Office announced last week that the telephone number of Pope Pius XI is "102 Vatican City." To ring up His Holiness from New York would cost $36, from Los Angeles $48. But papal dignitaries warned: "The special gold instrument presented to the Pontiff is so arranged that no calls can be made on it unless the Holy Father desires to receive them." The report charge for ascertaining His Holiness' desire would be $5 from New York or Los Angeles.

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