Religion: Lifters, Keepers

Pius XI, head of the Roman Catholic Church, last week received Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of Britain. Fresh from visits with Benito Mussolini (see p. 18), Mr. Chamberlain was received with private pomp in the Vatican. What the Pope and the Prime Minister said in their half-hour chat remained officially undisclosed. Unofficially the Pontiff was reported to have pressed on the Prime Minister documents dealing with the destruction of Catholic lives and property in Loyalist Spain, and declared that, "as a means of restoring Christianity" to Spain, the Holy See put its hopes in a Franco victory. Mr. Chamberlain was...

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