Religion: St. Peter's Aflame

Until their imprisonment in 1870 the Popes of Rome celebrated, with glittering parades, the ancient Feast of Corpus Christi in adoration of the Holy Eucharist.

Last week Pope Pius XI, no longer prisoner but monarch of Vatican City, revived the celebration. In vast St. Peter's Square, late in the afternoon, 50,000 Romans and pilgrims waited. Presently from St. Peter's central doorway appeared the Pope, apparently kneeling but actually sitting at a priedieu on a platform borne by twelve husky men. Pius XI bore aloft a gem-encrusted monstrance containing the Host.* Prelates held a...

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