Religion: Crosier & Mitre

"Have you the apostolic mandate?"

"We have."

"Then let it be read!"

So intoning, Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, tall Papal Secretary of State, opened last week the first consecration of a U. S. bishop ever to take place in St. Peter's in Rome. In full pontificals the Cardinal sat solemnly on a faldstool before the altar. Before him, bowing low in the cope, biretta and white stole of a priest, was Monsignor Francis Joseph Spellman, 43, onetime grocer's boy and sandlot baseball player in Whitman, Mass., named last month by the Holy See to be Auxiliary...

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