Religion: Stritch to Chicago

When a Roman Catholic bishop or archbishop in the U. S. dies, the Pope himself appoints his successor, often following the advice of his Apostolic Delegate in the U. S. This official—at present the bland, swart Most Rev. Amleto Giovanni Cicognani—has no diplomatic standing, but lives in a handsome $1,000,000 Apostolic Delegation on Embassy Row in Washington.

Between the Vatican and President Roosevelt there is warm friendship and, on occasion, warm agreement. But between Mr. Roosevelt and Monsignor Cicognani there is neither. Before the President announced his appointment of Myron C. Taylor as his personal envoy to the Pope,* he consulted not...

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