PAPAL STATE: Peter's Pence

Having got the Premiers of France and Britain bogged in a deal to dismember Ethiopia, Premier Benito Mussolini blithely attempted last week to bog the Pope in a 20,000,000-mark deal on German Peter's Pence.

Adolf Hitler's drastic exchange curbs have blocked in the Fatherland this huge total of pious contributions by German Catholics during the recent Holy Year for the Papal fund known as "Peter's Pence." If the Catholic Church should be treated in Germany as many Nazi Pagans would like to treat it, these 20,000,000 marks may not only be blocked...

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