From all parts of the world come reports of widespread Catholic activity in the field of
food relief, in each case led and encouraged by the Hierarchy of each country. The voices of Prelates in Spain, Argentina and Uruguay have risen in unison, begging their people to " share your bread " with the starving in wai-devastated countries.
Bishop Gregorio Modrego Coats of Barcelona, Spain declared that it is ones duty to help those in need, and called it a grave sin to consume more food than necessary in the present crisis.
His Eminence Santiago Luis Cardinal Copello, Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Primate of Argentiaa, exhorted the faithful to increase agricuttural production to aid the needy. He called for " universal collaboration."
A collectiot for war victims taken up in the Archdiocese of Montevideo amounted to £l8,700 worth of clothing, food and medicines, and a cash gift of £11.200. The shipment will be forwarded to the Vatican for distribution.
During a visit to the offices of Catholic Action, where the shipments are being made ready, Archbishop Alberto Levame, Papal Nuncio to Uruguay, said that " Uruguayan charity has given proof of wenn generosity."
" We must," said His Eminence, " assist in the crusade against hunger. The Government has pointed out to the people that the Portuguese nation must co-operate in relief. There are two maxims we artist follow—save more, prOduce ?tune. Let those who possess supplies in abundance remember that to-day in many parts of the world mothers have nothing to give their children, and men become desperate and utter threati of vongermcs becalm,
they can find neither house, nor food, nor clothing."
Children in the United States have been mobilised for the May Campaign of Food for Children, sponsored by War Relief Services-N.C.W.C., to assist starving children in war-devastated lands, according to Cardinal Street'. :chairman of the Administrative Board of the Natioree Catholic Welfare Conference and of the Board of Trustees ol War Relief Services-N.C.W.C. " More than 110 dioceses have agreed to enter this canned food campaign and are organised already for it," Cardinai Snitch said.