Religion: Acerba Animi

The Roman Catholic Church, judging itself immutable, bides its time. For six years its episcopate in Mexico has been in bitter, almost continuous strife with Mexico's Government. Grieved with what he considers persecution and what Mexican legislators call regulation, Pope Pius XI has watched in patience, hoping for peace chiefly through the truce arranged between Church and State by the late Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow. Last week Pius XI ceased to bide, uttered a sharp protest in the stately, tremulous latinity of a Papal encyclical headed Acerba animi ("bitterness of soul").

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