Religion: Youngest Archbishop

At the beck of Pope Pius XI are dossiers on all the dioceses, all the archdioceses in the Catholic world. The better to keep him informed, all the Pope's bishops periodically report to him in person.* Thus when, four years ago, the archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan fell vacant, Pius XI could handily acquaint himself with names of candidates for that windswept Canadian post. But instead of selecting some seasoned churchman the Pope picked a simple priest whose years—36—made him the world's youngest archbishop. The priest was Rev. James Charles McGuigan (pronounced...

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