People: Jan. 25, 1963

The christening would have made news in any event; the baby was the granddaughter of Benito Mussolini. But it was Gorgeous Godmother Sophia Loren who brought the wrath of L'Osservatore Romano down on everyone's heads. Sophia was asked by her sister Maria, wife of Pianist Romano Mussolini, to be godmother to two-week-old Alessandra. Unfortunately, Sophia's spiritual adviser, Jesuit Father Virginio Rotondi, neglected to tell her that in so doing she would be violating Article 2357 of canon law. So long as Italian and church law block Producer Carlo Ponti's divorce from his present...

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