Clipped From Tucson Daily Citizen
MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 20, 1958 that a here, should decreased bus Story Of Pope's Last Hours Costs Physician ROME--UPI-Dr. Riccardo Galeazzi-Lisi Galeazzi-Lisi was stripped of his Vatican post and barred from Vatican City today because he sold for publication an intimate and detailed account of the last hours of Pope Pius XII. The exit of the mild-looking professor; professor; for a quarter of a century physician to the late Pope, came in the form of a letter of resignation accepted by the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church this morning. morning. Vatican sources said he had been "counseled" to submit the resignation. resignation. The cardinals formally declared the post of archiatra, physician to the Pope, vacant. The Rome Medical Assn., which issued a statement last Saturday accusing him of "unethical" conduct conduct in selling his version of the Pope's last hours, was meeting this evening to decide what action to take against .him. Galeazzi-Lisi submitted his letter Â·of resignation Saturday to Eugene Cardinal Tissertnt, dean of tin College of Cardinals. This afternoon's edition of tht Vatican newspaper Osservatort Romano quoted the Galeazri-Liri letter as saying: "I beg your eminence to present to the sacred college my resignation resignation as director of the Vatican health services . . ." Osservatore Romano said, "Tht resignation has been accepted. At present the post of archiatra of the pontiff is vacant."