Messrs. Dean and Dawson have been ppointed booking agents in Gt. Britain, Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State for the pilgrimage of the International Peace Congress of War Veterans organised by the National League and Priests Ex-Combatants of France.
There are two tours. the first starting from London (Victoria) on September 2 and travelling via Folkestone-Boulogne to Paris. Rapallo, Pisa to Rome. and the other, which also leaves on September 2, takes the same route to Paris, but then goes via Turin, Rapallo and Rome.
The former returns, arriving in London September 1 I, but Tour No. 2 stays in Rome nearly five days before returning on September 10, to arrive in London again by 9 a.m. oe September 16. A special programme is to be arranged for women during the meetings, ceremonies and demonstrations which are open only to ex-combatants. A special audience with the Pope will also be requested for them.
Sea Apostolate Congress
Vice-Admiral Hornell will preside at a meeting to be held in the Sodality Hall, Mount Street, W.I., on Tuesday. August 13, at 4 p.m., at which Fr. Martindale, S.J. and other sea apostolate promoters will speak.
The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage, led by the Archbishop of Birmingham, left on Friday, August 2. His Grace was accompanied by Canon Roskell, administrator of St. Chad's Cathedral, and Fr. J. P. Healy (Hednesford), an honorary canon of Lourdes and secretary to the pilgrimage. There were 460 in the party, including 70 sick cases, el being stretcher cases (including two nuns)--and, as a local paper states, it was " a train of piety and prayer."