PAPAL STATE: White Flywheel

No man alive can propound a pious witticism more deftly than the present Pope Pius XI.

Said His Holiness last week: "Material light has not been lacking in the place from which spiritual light spreads to the world, but it has been dim. It is now multiplied in a worthy and satisfactory manner to correspond with new needs."

So saying and with his ineffable little smile, the Supreme Pontiff threw an electric switch to inaugurate Vatican City's new electric lighting plant. Senator Guglielmo Marconi was present. The Pope recalled that when he...

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