Religion: Consistory

Least known of the 100-odd Roman Catholic dioceses and archdioceses of the U. S. is an intangible one called the Army & Navy Diocese. Its uncounted souls are all the Catholics in the armed forces; Catholic civil employes of the military; their families. Its priesthood: 517 Catholic chaplains, active and reserve. This diocese has no bishop all to itself; its last one was the late Patrick Cardinal Hayes, Archbishop of New York.

Last week in Vatican City, at the first consistory (meeting of cardinals) of his reign, Pope Pius XII appointed a new Army & Navy bishop. He chose his most...

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