Religion: Apostolic Delegate

Monsignor Pietro Fumasoni-Biondi, titular Archbishop of Dioclea and new Apostolic Delegate to the United States, arrived from Rome. He gave the apostolic benediction to the worshippers in St. Patrick's cathedral last Sunday.

During the war Mgr. Fumasoni-Biondi was papal delegate to the East Indies. Japan was one of the "islands " under his charge, and he did much to promote understanding between the Vatican and the Mikado.

His functions as papal delegate are purely religious, since the United States has no representative at the Vatican. (A papal nuncio represents the Holy Father in civil...

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