Page 1, 10th March 1950

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People: Spellman
Locations: Vatican City, New York


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YET another huge crowd both in St. Peter's and the Square is expected on Monday when the Holy Father celebrates Mass for the I 1 th anniversary of his coronation. His Holiness was to have gone to St. Peter's this coming Sunday but technical reasons have caused a postponement of one day. The Pope spent his 74th birthday end the anniversary of his election last week in prayer and work. It was a public holiday for the 1,000 residents of Vatican City but for the Holy Father himself it was another long day, beginning at 6.30 a.m. and ending at 1 a.m. the next day.


Congratulatory messages poured in from all parts of the world. Pilgrims received in the past few days have noticed little or no effects of the Pope's recent illness. In addition to his regular Curial audiences. he has received thousands of pilgrims in private and public gatherings.

With one group he spent about an hour. speaking in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German, as well as Italian.

Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, after an hour's private audience with the Pope last week, said that His Holiness seemed to be in " better if possible " health than when he saw him last October.

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