Religion: Man At Work

Winding up a strenuous summer at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Pius XII set off a flurry of concern with reports that he had suffered a return of the hiccup attacks that had endangered his life last winter. But last week, the 78-year-old Pontiff allayed anxiety by maintaining a fast-paced work schedule that included two mass audiences, two special audiences and a 15-minute speech, in addition to his regular routine. In an audience with a group of doctors, the Pope said that he was not yet fully recovered, but must keep to his tasks. As he spoke, the camera caught Pius in a...

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