Religion: Hitler and Providence

By the time Adolf Hitler arrived in Rome last week (see p. 22), His Holiness Pope Pius XI had retreated from the comforts of the Vatican and gone to his unheated palace at Castel Gandolfo, which he does not usually visit until definitely warm weather has arrived. The Pope was represented as displeased because the Führer had not requested an audience. To pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo the Holy Father said that it was sad that "on the feast day of the Holy Cross of Christ the banners of another cross [the swastika],...

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