Page 1, 6th March 1953

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Page 1, 6th March 1953 — Romans see the Pope

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xr OTIC1NG a light in the window of the Holy Father's study on Thursday evening last week, Romans gathered in St. Peter's Square and began to cheer and applaud.

Hearing this, the Pope had the fluorescent lighting outside the window switched on and came to the window to bless the people.

This was the first time people outside the Vatican had seen His Holiness since his illness began shords after the Consistory in January.

The Holy Father has in fact now resumed in full his daily routine. rising at 7 a.m. and celebrating Mass in his private chapel at 7.30.

Later he receives his two ProSecretaries of State, Mgr. Tardini and Mgr. Montini.

At 2.45 each afternoon he spends about an hour in the Vatican Gardens, and once again the light is to be seen in his study until a late hour.

His Holiness will go to the Sistine Chapel next Thursday to preside at the Mass for the 13th anniversary of his coronation.

Telegrams of congratulation reached the Vatican fronn all parts of the world on Monday, the Holy Father's 77th birthday and the anniversary of his election.

CORONATION MASS The Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Godfrey, will celebrate Pontifical High Mass on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Brompton Oratory to commemorate the anniversary of the coronation of the Holy Father.

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