Religion: The Vatican

One of the busiest spots in Rome since the Allies entered the city five weeks ago has been Vatican City, the only sovereign state no bigger than an 18-hole golf course. One of its busiest persons has been Pope Pius XII,* who has granted audiences to more than 25,000 United Nations servicemen & women.

Last week the Vatican was busy with less secular matters—notably the beatification of Pope Pius X. For two days the Chapel of Relics in St. Peter's Basilica housed the body of Pope Pius X, who died in 1914, reputedly of a broken heart because he was unable to...

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