Books: Poor Kid to Papal Prince

THE CARDINAL (579 pp.)—Henry Morton Robinson—Simon & Schuster ($3.50 and $1).

Monsignor Stephen Fermoyle, Irish, good-looking and rising fast in the church, was in deep trouble. Only seven years after his ordination as a priest in Rome, he was back in the Holy City as a member of the Vatican Secretariat of State. He stood well in the Vatican, was the protege of Boston's Cardinal Glennon.* Now this brilliant son of a Massachusetts streetcar conductor saw both his soul and his career endangered by his love for a beautiful Italian countess. Instead of concentrating...

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