Religion: Catholic Action

The eleventh Pius became, last week, ten years a Pope.

1922, In the Sistine Chapel, in secret, solemn conclave, meets the College of Cardinals. An ugly black stove stands in one corner. Into this go used ballots, and, until a Pope is chosen, handfuls of straw. Outside, in the Piazza of St. Peter, is the mob, its eyes on a chimney. Smudgy black smoke indicates burning straw. Days pass. After 14 ballots the mob sees that the smoke is thin, white. "Habemus Pontificem!" We have a Pope! Cries the...

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