ITALY-BULGARIA: Royal Nuptials

Not since Gregory IX came with the pomp & majesty of his Papal Court to sanctify the bones of the ecstatic little man who was born Francis Bernardone and to bless the foundation of the church of St. Francis rising over his grave, has little hillside Assisi been thrilled as it was last week. The stiff coattails of the bearded, bustling proprietor of the Hotel Subasio flapped with excitement, mayor and corporation excitedly talked plans for two days. Even the Franciscan brothers in the monastery, the Poor Clares in their convent, read...

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