Religion: Too Grave

Pope Pius XI pondered, ordered suspended recently elaborate preparations for the international congress of Catholic sport associations in Rome, because Roman Catholic processions had been jostled by Fascist youths at Mantua and Macerata. Last week Athletic Secretary Thibaudeau of the French Catholic gymnastic societies obtained an interview with the Sanc-tissimus Pater, returned to Paris, talked:

"The Pope wishes the world to know that the Roman Catholic sport associations have nothing to do with the Fascists. I asked if our French gymnasts could not go to Rome. 'No,' said the Holy Father. 'The situation is too grave. I wish to take this occasion...

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