29 APRIL 1865, Page 3

The negotiations between Turin and the Papacy as to filling

up -vacant sees are not yet finished, but it appears probable that a compromise will be found, the King recommending and the Pope appointing throughout Italy. That is exactly the English system, the Chapter electing Bishops recommended in a letter from the Crown, which it is penal to disregard. The penalty cannot be imposed yet in Italy, but Erastianisrn is a progressive idea, and till it wins it is easy to leave the see vacant, and give its revenues to the King's nominee.