Religion: 25th Anniversary

The Catholic Apostolic Roman religion is the only state religion.

—The Lateran Pact

In Rome one day last week, church and state celebrated the 25th anniversary of Mussolini's famed pact with the Vatican, which church and state still hold solemnly binding. Flags flew, and there were services and speeches commemorating the recognition of the Pope's sovereignty over Vatican City and the designation of Roman Catholicism as the state religion of Italy. Thereafter, Italian police marked the anniversary in their own fashion.

In Leghorn, a squad marched into the mission hall of the largely Texas-supported Church of Christ, where a score of worshipers were holding...

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