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HOLYGHOST FATHERS ELEC IRISH GENERAL

39 hhops in Congregation

FR. Francis Grit, C.S.Sp., an

Irish priest fn Co. Clare, has been elected iperior General of the Holy lost Fathers, whose 2,500 menits include an Archbishop and 33ishops.

Fr. Griffin, aft( studying at Rockwell College, ered the newly. opened Holy Gho novitiate at Rockwell and studiewith the late Archbishop of Deritius, Mgr. Leen, and Mgr. Chas Heery, who in the recent estalhment of a Hierarchy for Briti Africa was appointed Archbishcof Onitsha. He became a prelim Blackrock College and later died at the Pontifical University Fribourg.

Going out to Brit East Africa as a missionary, was Vicar General to Bishop ;arty, Vicar Apostolic of Kilimam, and when

Mgr. Gogarty died. he administered the vicariate for about a year until the appointment of Bishop Byrne.

Since 1934 he has been a member of the Congregation's General Council at the mother house in Paris.

After the war he travelled for nearly a year as Visitor to the Congregation's United States province and to West Africa.




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