Religion: Snite at Lourdes

The Holy Father learns with deep solicitude of the devoted pilgrimage of his beloved son, Fred Snite. In fervent prayer he commends him to the loving care of our Heavenly Mother. . . .

Thus last week Luigi Cardinal Maglione, Papal Secretary of State, telegraphed the handsome, devout and courageous young paralytic who, a fortnight before, had traveled 5,000 miles in his "iron lung" respirator to make his devotions to the Blessed Virgin at the healing shrine of Lourdes (TIME, May 29). Happy Fred B. Snite Jr. replied to Cardinal Maglione:

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