Religion: Loud-Speakers in St. Peter's

Along the marble walls of vast, echoing St. Peter's, Rome, Vatican engineers last week strung the wires for 40 loudspeakers, so that the 40,000 Catholic faithful who jam the Pope's basilica on high festivals may hear his voice. Pius XII will first use the new system on Nov. 24, when he will say a special Mass for peace, to be followed by a world-wide broadcast on the war.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!