Appealing to National Unity
The Italian Catholic daily of Milan, Italia, recently published an article denouncing journalists who criticise the Holy See and the Vatican paper the Osservatore Romano.
"As attacks on the Vatican newspaper, which we had considered on the wane, have started up once more, we find ourselves annoyed," the article stated. " lt is not our duty to defend the content of Count Della Torre's newspaper, nor to give any advice or suggestion. If we mention the subject, it is because we cannot explain the repetition of an abuse by which the religious feelings of all who profess the Catholic faith are wounded.
" In these attacks, the Holy See, the Papal Secretary of State, and even the Holy Father are falsely accused of gross complicity with freemasonry and Jewry.
"A better control of the pen, a keener feeling of solidarity in the respect and veneration due to the Holy Father are the marks of real Catholics in Italy and elsewhere. All this would favour also that union of minds which the fatherland at war is entitled to require."