L'Osservatore Romano is the Vatican City newspaper, which weighed-in on the situation of Saint Floradora (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 83).


L'Osservatore Romano is the daily newspaper of Vatican City State which carries the Pope’s discourses and reports on the activities of the Holy See[1].

“John’s parody of its florid and sycophantic style is (at least for the 60s) only slightly over the top.[2]"

"it’s not exactly noted for slashing attacks on the Pope.[3]


  1. Wikipedia: L'Osservatore Romano
  2. Correspondence with Charles Bowen.
  3. Correspondence with Alfred Myers.