Religion: Coarse

In a tiny garden situated upon the sunny expanse of the Square of Quiretti. in Rome, workmen erected a fountain whose light waters were to dance into the air and fall in a shower of silver sparks. The fountain was in the form of human figures, incompletely clothed; around the Square of Quiretti are numerous convents and educational institutions. The inmates of these houses disliked the fountain because of the nudity of its statuary; not long after its erection, Pope Pius XI himself sent deputies into the sunny plaza to gaze upon the fountain and determine the degree of its propriety.


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