The Pope made a doubleappeal for renewed prayers to
prevent war last Saturday when he addressed the Palatine Guard and later held an audience for 30,000 pilgrims in St, Peter's.
His Holiness told the Palatine Guard, which was celebrating the centenary of its foundation: "We exhort you to intensify your prayers, above all in this grave hour, so that God may keep the scourge of war far from Rome and from all the world," After reviewing his Guardsmen in the Belvedere Courtyard. the Pope crossed into the Basilica for the mass audience. He urged his hearers to pray so that all may be inspired to true brotherhood and peace." A strong protest against the " flagrant violation of every norm of internationa1 life and international law perpetrated by Communism with the invasion of southern Korea" has been made by the provisional executive council of a proposed international organization of Catholic men. The council is deliberating in Rome on a constitution for the nese organization. Delegates from 24 countries are present. A resolution adopted by the council called for a " ringing protest in the name and principles of liberty and security which ought to be guaranteed to all peoples." In view of the Communist invasion, the council described as "an outrage of public opinion" the activities of the Communist-directed ". partisans of peace" who are seeking signatures for the Stockholm " peace " appeal.