ITALY-PAPAL STATE: Everything is Promised

"Encyclical Letter of His Holiness, Pius XI, by Divine Providence Pope"—thus last week began a document which was spirited out of the Papal State, past Italy's eagle-eyed frontier guards, and so to Paris. For this dramatic exploit the Holy See employed a young priest, modest, inconspicuous.

Large though his sober soutane was, the young priest had to secrete a quantity of papers so great as to have given a man of faint heart pause. The Holy Father was sending to Paris not one copy of his encyclical,...

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