Page 7, 10th September 1954

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Page 7, 10th September 1954 — OBITUARY

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Fr. Cuthbert Lattey,

Fr. Cuthbert Lattey, Si., whose death at the age of '77 is announced on page one, was Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Beuno's and Heythrop Colleges for 43 years.

He is best known perhaps as the General Editor of the Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures to which he contributed the translation of a number of books both in the Old and the New Testament. His whole life was in fact devoted almost exclusively to the study of Scripture arid he was deeply versed in all literature connected with it. He wrote a number of books and countless articles and pamphlets on the same subject.

Fr. Lattey was also largely responsible for the Catholic Bible Congress and the Cambridge Summer School which developed out of it, arid himself edited annually the papers read at the school when they appeared in book form.

He was also actively interested in many societies. notably the Council for Higher Studies and the Society of Old Testament Students, of which he was recently president.

Fr. Lattey was born in Kensington, London. and was educated at Beaumont College. He was ordained in 1908.

Fr. John. Croke, S.J.

Fr. John Croke, Si., a former Rector Pt Manresa House. Roehampton, died in Sunderland on Friday, aged 70.

Born in Waterford, Fr. Croke joined the French province of the Society of Jesus in 1904. During his early studies he taught English in Belgium and then went to Zi-ka-Wei, near Shanghai, to study Chinese. He came to England to study theology at Ore Place, Hastings, and was ordained at Milltown Park, Dublin, in 1917.

He returned to China in 1920 and was stationed at St. Joseph's Church. YangKing-Pang, Shanghai. In 1922 his health gave way and he returned to Europe and began to work in the English province.

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