THE Holy Father's doctors, ac
cOrding to a Vatican City report. arc confident that he is now well on the way to health. But they are said to be insisting that his Holiness shall limit himself to an eight-hour working day—about 10 hours less than usual.
Many rumours of a forthcoming Consistory for the nomination of new Cardinals have been going round Rome and one newspaper has oven announced a date— February 14.
In fact, however, a Consistory is normally announced about 40 days before the event.
The Holy Father for the first time his pontificate did not take part it the St. Agnes Day ceremony of the lambs. When the two lambs whose wool is used in the making of pallia -have been blessed in the Basilica of St. Agnes they are brought to the Vatican to be presented to and be blessed by His Holiness,
They were not brought this year because the doctors wish the Holy Father to avoid unessential duties.
During Rome's springlike weather the Pope has continued to take a short daily walk in the V,atican Gardens.