Religion: Now Winter Approaches . . .

To the great chorus of exhortation for unemployment relief throughout the world was last week added the voice of His Holiness Pope Pius XI. Without preliminary notice L'Osservatore Romano published an apostolic letter, Nova Impendet (New Things Are Upon Us).

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"A new plague menaces—indeed already afflicts—a great portion of the flock intrusted to our care, striking more clearly the weaker though the more strongly loved —the children; the humble and those with less money—the workers and the proletariat. We refer to the grave pecuniary embarrassment, the financial crisis which ... is...

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