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Adelaide Southern Cross (Newspaper) - March 7, 1947, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia Church leads defenders of Freedom London february 5.-the Catholic Church walking in the Way of truth with moderation one of its Hall Marks is in the forefront of the defenders of Freedom 1 declared archbishop William Godfrey apostolic Delegate to great Britain in an address to the atenian association Here last week. If we look at the world today said his Grace we find that All the key Points of Christian civilisation Are being stoutly and hourly defended by the Catholic is to be found the most strenuous defender of the dignity of the human person and the Freedom and rights of the individual it is the Catholic archbishop Godfrey suggested seven questions that the Ordinary Catholic can put to himself to find out if he is pulling his weight do you show by your Catholic lives that you Are proud of your catholicism proud to be a Catholic do you consider the words of the master make disciples addressed merely to the apostles and to the teaching Church have you Ever tried to make a disciple not merely. By exemplary living not by any undue persuasion but by clearly Mak ing known the truth about the Church to those who Are seeking it and to those who Are prejudiced against it. Do you buy Catholic literature study it and distribute it or Contri Bute it to some society which Dis tributes it have you done the Best in your locality to give your personal service in local government or to help others to do so or to enlighten local opinion when error concerning the Church finds it Way into the local news papers have you a soul fired with ambition to serve the Church even by rising to the highest positions in parliament or in other official Capaci ties if you have the ability and the Opportunity have you Ever tried to help or encourage others in this regard Are you a member of a Catholic society in which personal service to your fellow men is heeded As Well As regular attendance at mass and the sacraments As Well As the recital of certain prayers Are you in a word a Centre from which catholicism radiates the answer to these questions will Tell you whether you. Are contributing your particular influence in the work of Catholic 150,000 Christian arabs stand firm with London february 7.palestine s 150,000 Christian arabs stand firmly United with their moslem fellow countrymen in opposing any form of partition of the hold land says or. Yousef Sahyoun Catholic member of the Arab higher command s Dele gation to the Palestine conference Here resumed last week and now considered to be breaking Down. In an interview in the Catholic Herald or. Sahyoun declares that there is no Christian minority prob Lem among the arabs. Arab christians he says have no fears for their religion or for the future of the holy places under a moslem dominated government. Their United aim is a single Independent state. Or. Sahyoun is a lawyer from Haifa where a majority of the arabs Are christians75 per cent of them catholics. Commenting on the Friendship Between christians and moslem he said there is a verse in the Koran which reads closest to the Friendship of the faithful Are the christians for they have priests and monks and they Are Humble " today he says christians Are completely at one in politics with mos lems. This situation would undoubtedly continue under an Independent government and free Access would be permitted to the holy Many talents required estates frequently demand Exten Sive and varied knowledge in their administration. Combined in one organisation Eider s trustee com Pany provides executives with know ledge gained through Long years of training and practical experience in estate administration. Whether you Are engaged in a profession or whether you Are merchant or manufacturer an investor a primary pro Ducer or whatever your status in life May be you can be assured of skilled administration of your estate affairs when you appoint elder s trustee company As executor of your will. 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St. John Bosco was so old and feeble when sister Adelaide was pro fessed that he had to sit Down Dur ing the whole ceremony. Two priests supported him. Three years later the nun visited the Saint on his death bed. The tit of the Century. Wines 1847-1947100 Yean better convert editor of daily in the editor s chair of Shim Pao second largest daily newspaper in Shanghai sits Francis Yeh american educated chinese Catholic who visited the United states England and Rome in 1944-45, representing the newly formed Catholic truth society of China. The 39-year-old editor native of hang How first went to the . As a student enrolling in the University of Indiana. On his return to China in 1927, he entered journalism. He is a close Friend of or. John c. H. We Jurist and convert recently appointed chinese minister to the holy see. In chunking or. Yeh edited Tien Hsia a leading monthly review and was a member of the legislative Yuan. He became a Catholic in Hon Kong Iri 1940. Ruthen1an Bishops traced London february 17.confirma Tion has at last reached London that certainly three and possibly four of the seven missing ruthenian rite Bishops of the Western Ukraine including mgr. Slipyj archbishop of Lwow Are still alive held by the confirmation has come in the form of news t f prison sentences passed by a soviet military tribunal on treason charges. " the report states that mgr. Slipyj was sentenced to eight years imprisonment and three colleagues mgr. Czarneckyj apostolic visitor for catholics of the byzantine rite outside Ruthenia mgr. Budka head of byzantine catholics in Ruthenia and mgr. Matsev sky auxiliary Bishop in Stanislaow to six years imprisonment. Two years of rumours 8 mgr. Matsev sky however was re ported some time ago to have died in prison. The Issue is further obscured by the fact that Bishop Kocy Lovsky of Przemysla thought one of the four Bishops pos Sibly still alive is hot mentioned in this last report. It has taken Over two years for the meagre amount of information now available to % filter through to Rome and London two years of rumours and counter rumours with scarcely a word of definite news. Chronologically the news has come through like this 1944 and 1945 All seven Bishops reported prisoners. Mgr. Chomyszyn reported to have died on the Way to Kiev mgr. Slipyj mgr. Matsev sky and mgr. Lakota auxiliary Bishop in Przemysla reported to have died in prison. March 1946 holy father reported to have postulated a pallium for mgr. Slipyj renewed Hopes of his continued survival. January 1947 Bishop Buczko apostolic visitor to the ukrainians stated in London that a nun had smuggled herself into a ukrainian prison Camp and found two of the Bishops still alive. No names were Given. In carefully veiled terms the nun described in a postcard How she had found Grandfather still alive but Blind and deaf and january 1947 Vatican reports that documents concerning the activities of the ukrainian Bishops had been submitted to a soviet military Tri Bunal some of the Bishops to stand trial for collaboration and treason february 1947 prison sentences passed on mgr. Slipyj and three colleagues. To sum up by comparing these reports one can obtain a reasonably accurate idea of what has happened to most of the seven Bishops mgr. Slipyj imprisoned for eight years. Mgr. Czarneckyj imprisoned for six years. Mgr. Budka imprisoned for six years. Mgr. Chomyszyn dead. Mgr. Latoya dead. Mgr. Matsev sky probably imprisoned for six years but possibly dead. Mgr. Kocy Lovsky no news pos Sibly he was one of the Bishops who died in prison not mgr. Matsev sky. Ran Bishop in cattle truck London february 7.the expulsion by the Warsaw authorities of two Bishops in territories taken Over by Poland has just reached this country. The two prelates Are mgr. Joseph Ferche auxiliary in Breslau and mgr. Joseph Nathan vicar Gene ral of those parts of German Silesia belonging to the diocese of Olmutz Czechoslovakia. Bishop Nathan aged 80, was expelled without any explanation and at one hour s notice. For Many years before 1918 he was a member of the Catholic Centre party in the German Reich Stag and was noted As a Cham Pion of the rights of the polish minority living in German upper Silesia. His chief work has been the great institution for mental defectives in the town of Branitz where he lived. Bishop Ferche was arrested last september and travelled two Days and three nights in a cattle truck to a Camp for expelled persons near Ber Lin. The news and description of his expulsion have just been made pub Lic in the Bishop s report to his superiors quoted by Kipa Swiss Catholic news Agency. Warsaw ordered mgr. Ferche to leave his see with 24 hours notice on july 15. The Bishop was not Home when the order was delivered and he continued to make visitations in his parishes until he was arrested. According to Bishop Ferche s report Only one member of the Breslau Cathe dral chapter is allowed to remain there. Another priest is allowed to stay on As Cathedral administrator. The 20,000 germans in Breslau he says have Only 30 German priests. No German language sermons Are permitted

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