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FOR BISHOPS' CENTENARY

Rally in sports stadium

Evening Mass?

AGREAT national dernonstration in one of London's football grounds or big exhibition

halls is planned as the culmination of the celebrations which are to take place all over the country this summer of the restoration of the Hierarchy.

The great demonstration or rally, which may include an open-air evening Mass, will be the final event in a three-day climax on Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30 and Sunday, October 1. Other events for which plans are noes being actively prepared arc a special Mass for priests and religious on the Friday in St. George's Cathedral. Southwark, where Cardinal 'Niseman was enthroned. a children's Mass in Westminster Cathedral on the Saturday and a national Mass of thanksgiving in Westmnister Cathedral on the Sunday.

EXHIBITION A great Catholic exhibition and a number of social events which may include concerts and plays and balls are also being discussed as part of the general celebration. A general committee under the chairmanship of Cardinal Griffin met this week to discuss preliminaries and appoint sub-committees. Of this committee Mgr. Cowderoy, Bishop of Southwark, will in future act as chairman. in view of the Cardinal's health and other cornmittments.

The general committee, which includes Bishop Beck and Bishop Craven, was reeresentative of all the national Catholic societies and organisations.

A large number of overseas visitors are exnected for the general celebrations. though no details are available as yet as to whom are being invited.




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