Religion: Woman's Hand

"The Bishop of Rome cannot in fact fail to deplore the fact that here in the Holy City of Catholicism, after 20 centuries of Christianity the sensitiveness and attention to delicate care due to young women and girls should be shown to have fallen lower than Pagan Rome. . . ."

These were the mournful words which Pope Pius XI wrote in an open letter to Cardinal Pompili, vicar of the Rome diocese, apropos of a "gymnastic" competition which was held in that city last week. The Pontiff proceeded to explain that he was not, in principle, opposed to athletics but that...

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