Religion: Pope to the Hills

When His Holiness Pope Pius XI observed last Easter much more quietly than heretofore (TIME, April 13), the U. S. Catholic press was at pains to soft-pedal the fact that the Holy Father's health had anything to do with it. Last week, however, the Vatican household felt vastly relieved when at 6:30 o'clock one evening three automobiles rolled away bearing the 79-year-old Pontiff and a small retinue to Castel Gandolfo, the papal summer snuggery in the cool Alban Hills. Leaving the muggy Vatican a month earlier than usual, Pius XI planned to remain...

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