Religion: Universal Pope

No Pope in modern history has so persistently cultivated the universality of the Roman Catholic Church as Pius XII, and no Pope since the church began has seen and been seen by so many people.

During the past year, the Vatican announced, the 80-year-old Pope received a million people in audiences, delivered more than 200 major speeches and radio addresses, not to mention minor messages and talks. His visitors comprised all sorts, conditions and faiths. Before 700 gynecologists the Pope discussed painless childbirth; he lectured racing drivers and members of an Italian automobile club...

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