Religion: Deal

Benito Mussolini and Pope Pius XI were reported last week to be more irritated with each other than they had been in years. Mme Geneviéve Tabouis, famed French liberal journalist, declared that Mussolini was infuriated because the Pope, in condemning Fascism's new anti-Semitic policies, and in throwing the Church's weight behind Italy's Catholic Action (lay organization), had cried: "Who strikes at the Pope, dies." She asserted that Mussolini was full of Napoleonic ideas of waging open war against the Vatican, that the Pope was fearful, that the Holy See was considering, after the...

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