Religion: Imprisoned.Ye Visited Me

Back to the Vatican last week flew the only envoy the U.S. has sent to the Holy See since 1867, tight-lipped Protestant Myron C. Taylor. No explanation was vouchsafed for his return. So speculation began buzzing.

When Steel Tycoon Taylor was first accredited to Rome at Christmas 1939, the purposes were obvious: 1) to help Pope and President pursue (in the Roosevelt phrase) "parallel endeavors for peace" during the "phony war"; 2) to tune in on the reports Pius XII got from his diplomatic corps, then the best in Europe. But today Hitler's armies...

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