The new Indian diocese of Bangalore has been taken over by the Paris Foreign Missionaries. It comprises 50,000 Catholics, with 20 French and 35 native priests.
A new one peseta coin is now in circulation in Spain to commemorate the. 450th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' first Atlantic crossing. It shows his ship, the Santa Maria, it full sail.
Our Lady, under the title of the Immaculate Conception, has been designated patroness of the Military Ordinariate of the United States.
Santo TORISIS University in Manila, which has been described in dispatches by persons recently released by the Japanese as the Manila concentration camp of the Japanese. is the oldest university under the American flag. It has been conducted by the Dominican Fathers. The first internees arrived at Santo Tomas on January 4.
Dr. Jacques Maritain, French Catholic philosopher, has been named a Visiting Professor at Columbia University for the coming academic year. Dr. Marilain served in a similar capacity at the university last year.
50,000 dollars' worth of medical supplies are being supplied to Lire by the American Red Cross. They will he followed by other drugs, surgical equipment and hospital supplies as rapidly as they can be obtained.
All three members of the new Canadian Joint Staff in Washington arc Catholics. The staff is made up of three senior officers, representing each of the three Canadian Chiefs of Staff, In Bojanow, near Poznan, the Germans have set up a concentration camp for Polish nuns who are sent there from all over Poland. according to the Polish Sword of the Spirit. Afterwards large parties of these nuns are sent every so often to forced labour in the Reich.
Catholic. Youth of Holland is reported by the Nazi-controlled Dutch newspaper Volk En Vateriand to be " marrying in order to escape conscription." This way it is possible to avoid the , compulsory labour service which was recently condemned in the bishops' last pastoral letter.
Except for the singing of the "Te
beum in the churches, no meetings were tolerated in Belgium on National Independence Day (July 21). It was also forbidden t6 wear emblems or decorations. Work had to continue as usual.
Camp St. Mary, Long Luke, New York, vacation resort for priests from all over the United States, played host recently to King Peter of Yugoslavia in an all-day reception. The prayers of thc priests in their Masses the following day were pledged His Majesty and his people.