ITALY: Supreme Sacrilege

Whistling blithely one Giuseppe Carmagnola, Roman garbage collector, drove his cart round the corner of the Church of San Marco Maggiore last week, descended to empty a garbage can. To his horror he saw three fragments of the Sacred Host negligently tossed among the garbage.

Only a sincere Catholic can fully realize the shock sustained by Giuseppe Carmagnola. He gradually recovered presence of mind, rushed inside the church to inform the sacristan.

Later in the day it was learned that Pope Pius XI had been almost prostrated by grief at news of the sacrilege....

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