People: Mar. 21, 1969

L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's unhurried newspaper, has just published the news that on March 3, 1890, Buffalo Bill met Pope Leo XIII. Seems Bill Cody was on tour with his troupe, and was standing in St. Peter's Square when the Pope passed by. The two did not speak, noted L'Osservatore; yet "the Pope observed Cody with curiosity, and when he passed before him, the great explorer bowed deeply while receiving the papal benediction." No story ran then because it was not an official audience. But now it could be told: L'Osservatore was reviewing...

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