Religion: Pulse Taker

(See front cover) In Castel Gandolfo last month His Holiness Pope Pius XI, much refreshed by a summer in the cool Alban Hills, summoned to his side for an hour's conference His Eminence Eugenic Cardinal Pacelli, Secretary of State to His Holiness, Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church, Archpriest of the Vatican Basilica. What the 79-year-old Holy Father said to the austere, slim-fingered 60-year-old Prince of the Church who is his most trusted associate, no outsider knew. Next day, amid villagers' cheers and band music, the Pope returned from Castel Gandolfo to...

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