N EXT week, at the three con' sistories (private, semi-private, and public) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Pope John will create eight new Cardinals. including the second British Cardinal, Scots-born Mgr. William Heard, who up to now has been Dean of the Sacred Roman Rota.
Four of the new CardinalsMgr Heard, Mgr. Moreno, Fr, Larraona, C.M.F., and Fr. Bea, S.J.-are already in Rome, where they have been working as officials in the Curia, Archbishop Meyer of Chicago arrived in Rome last week, while Archbishop Muench left Germany, where he has been Nuncio, on Tuesday. The two other Cardinals are both Nuncios; Archbishop Testa in Switzerland and Archbishop Marella in France. The latter is expected to receive his red biretta from General de Gaulle in Paris, '
Cardinal Godfrey is unable to go to Rome for the consistories owipg to his previous engagements in the Plymouth diocese, and the Hierarchy of this country will be represented by Biehop Ellis of Nottingham, The Pope has made three more titular churches to accommodate the new Cardinals, whose creation brings. the number of the Sacred College to 79.
The Young Christian Workers in Walsall have obtained a site near the public 'library for a crib which will have life-size figures. St. Mary's the Mount and St. Patrick's sections of the Y.C.W. have combined to raise the £200 needed.
Walsall Entertainments Committee has given £25; the Baths, Cemeteries and Parks Committee is providing a screen of shrubs to go round the crib; the Brighter Walsall Enterprises is providing lightins and amplification for carols to be broadcast. The stable, on a raised platform. is being built in fibre-glass by Messrs. D. and T. Davis of St. Mary's the Mount parish.