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CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OITICE IN .. LONDON

M a Press Conference in London, Fr. J. Dito, president of the International Catholic Broadcasting and Television Office, has announced that the headquarters of the office have been moved to London.

The I.C.B.Ts0. was founded. in 1928 at Cologne, but since 1936 the headquarters had been located at Amstetdam. From there, contact had been maintained with all parts of the broadcasting world. More than 30 countries have been affiliated.

In 1936 the second International Catholic Broadcasting Copgrcss was held at Prague, where, in addition to the majority of the countries of Europe, the United States, South Africa. Aus. India and the Dutch East and West Indies were represented. The director of Radio Vaticana also attended the Congress. Subsequently discussions were held at Posznan. Vienna, Rome, Budapest, Paris, Dusseldorf and Hilversum for the purpose of promoting Catholic influence in broadcasting throughout the effiliated countries. During the war the activity of the I.C.B.T.O. has been restricted, but contact with the various .countries is now being re-established.

Shortly before the war the Holy Father approved the activity of the I.C.B,T.O. and appealed for support in helping by radio the Apostolate of Peace. The president of the I.C.B.T.O. intends ea visit Rome at an early date with a view to planning post-war international broadcasting work.




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