Religion: Father on Holy Father

In 1932 Rev. James R. Cox. Roman Catholic priest of Pittsburgh, led a "jobless army" to Washington, announced himself a candidate for President on the "Jobless Party" ticket (TIME, Jan. 18, 1932 et seq.). Round-faced Father Cox visited Rome, attempted to use the Vatican as a sounding-board for his candidacy after gaining entry to one of the Pope's large, public audiences. The priest was speedily disavowed. Last week at Castel Gandolfo, papal summer home. Father Cox once more gained audience with 80-year-old Pius XI, along with some 1,200 other pilgrims. After the audience,...

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