Religion: Pope at Work

Surrounded by friends and family, Domenico Tardini, 70, received the Pope's messenger bringing him official notification of his elevation to the cardinalate. In his acceptance speech, the new Vatican Secretary of State recalled that he had refused a red hat from the late Pope Pius XII. Then he added: "The truth is, I wanted to be left in peace. Pope Pius never made anybody do or not do anything. But Pope John has said 'I wish it.' and I have to obey."

In addition to handing out 23 red hats—whose color, the Pope reminded...

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