Religion: Papal Offense-Defense

When Pope Pius XI mounts to the roof of the Vatican he sees, on Monte Mario a mile to the north, something which vexes him. It is the Collegio Internazionale, Methodist institution. Of all Protestant denominations in Italy the Methodists have made themselves most disturbing to the Holy See by aggressive evangelism.

Last week L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican newspaper, even accused them of trying to take advantage of last month's earthquake (TIME, Aug. 4, Aug. 11) to convert the bewildered populace.

Other Italian papers hinted that this was the real reason that Prime Minister...

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