Religion: Red Hats

In Vatican City last week there were holy stirrings, preparatory to the Holy Year which His Holiness Pope Pius XI is to inaugurate next fortnight. Six Roman Catholic prelates learned last month that they were to be raised to the cardinalate. Two of them set out at once from Canada and the U. S. But none was officially apprised of the fact until last week, when Pius XI held the first secret consistory of the Sacred College since June 1930.

Death has reduced the membership of the College to 52-half Italians, half non-Italians. Four...

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