Religion: Mass Broadcast

It is the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church that Catholics should attend mass, if it is humanly possible, every Sunday and every holy day. Six years ago the Congregation of Sacred Rites ruled that this religious duty cannot be fulfilled by listening to mass by radio. Last week Pope Pius XI found reason to suspend this rule. He granted permission to prelates in Rightist Spain to broadcast mass, so that Catholics in Leftist Spain, where there is no public worship, need not be deprived of religious service.

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