Religion: Nos. 29 & 30

In the 15 years of his pontificate, Pope Pius XI has given the world his views on countless holy and mundane subjects, in innumerable informal messages and in 28 encyclicals or circular letters. During his grave illness of the past four months, however, His Holiness was generally thought to have said his last say. But the doughty Pontiff heartened his flock by rallying toward the beginning of Lent, and last week Pius XI released his 29th encyclical, a 13,000-word denunciation of Communism, suddenly and startlingly followed this on Palm Sunday with No. 30,...

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