Foreign News: The Roman Observer

The Supreme Pontiff & Vicar of Christ must not, does not and cannot lower himself sufficiently to become one of two persons who are quarreling. The truth of this statement became luminous, last week, as discussion waxed hot in Italy upon the recent and contradictory speeches of Pope Pius XI and Prime Minister Mussolini—speeches which had seemed to place them on opposite sides of a dispute as to whether the education of Italian youths shall be purely secular and Fascist, or partially religious and Roman Catholic (TIME, April 9). Round 1 of the apparent quarrel had ended when Il Duce backed...

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