PAPAL STATE: Pius XI in Longhand

With his own right hand, his own pen. Pope Pius XI traced the 20,000 words of Quadragesima Anno, his encyclical on Capital & Labor, issued last week in Vatican City. Fortnight ago a vague 2,000-word official summary was released (TIME, May 25). The actual words of His Holiness last week were fresh and vibrant, precise and bold. Most remarkable were those passages in which the Supreme Pontiff pronounced squarely upon three basic elements in the life of almost every human being: the corporation, the factory, the machine.

Corporations. Upon corporations great & small Pius...

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