Religion: Diplomats on the Move

Last week Myron C. Taylor, President Roosevelt's special envoy to the Vatican, paid a farewell call on Pope Pius XII, and left Rome for the U. S. Few thought ailing Envoy Taylor would ever return. But the Holy See's diplomacy, canniest in the world, had already taken a step to neutralize the effects of his departure. Day before the Taylor farewell the Pope ap pointed Monsignor Joseph Patrick Hurley, only U. S. member of his Secretariate of State, as Bishop of St. Augustine, Fla.

Bishop-elect Hurley's predecessor at St. Augustine, the Most Rev. Patrick Barry, had died only six days...

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