pictory: Shah "Khastehgary" to Italian Princess (1950's)

pictory: Shah "Khastehgary" to Italian Princess (1950's)
by Darius Kadivar

In the aftermath of his divorce from Soraya, the Shah was Romantically linked to Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy, a daughter of the deposed Italian king, Umberto II. Pope John XXIII reportedly vetoed the suggestion. In an editorial about the rumors surrounding the marriage of "a Muslim sovereign and a Catholic princess", the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, considered the match "a grave danger," especially considering that under the 1917 Code of Canon Law a Roman Catholic who married a divorced person could be excommunicated. Italian Tabloid La Domenica Del Corriere (circa Late 1950's).

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The Vatican was right!!! The

by Nicole (not verified) on

The Vatican was right!!! The match would have been indeed a "grave danger" for the princess. Look what happened to the Shah's other queens...divorced or deposed...