Foreign News: Papal Lightning

Stubborn correspondents have insisted, for some months, that the "Roman Question" would be solved during 1928. In imagination they have fairly hustled the "Prisoner of the Vatican" out of his retirement and into a concordat with his erstwhile "Jailers," King Vittorio Emanuele and Prime Minister Benito Mussolini. Rumors to this effect were cabled last month, in extenso, even by respected Salvatore Cortesi, who has served the Associated Press in Rome for 25 years. Meanwhile observers of poised judgment could only point out (TIME, Feb. 13) certain sufficient indications that no such happy event...

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