Religion: Urbi et Orbi

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Joseph Stalin (at Teheran) : How many divisions has the Pope?

Pius XII (later, to Winston Churchill) : Tell my son Joseph he will meet my divisions in heaven.

An old man who commands no military divisions rode through the streets of Rome one day this week. Once he would have ridden on a white mule, but in 1953 he went in a black Cadillac. Crowds jammed the lovely, narrow streets of the city of Augustus, of St. Peter, of Garibaldi, of Comrade Togliatti. The cheers shook the ancient stones. Women wept....

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