IN a ceremony at the Verona Fathers College at Sunningdale. Berks., last week, Mgr. Francis Oswin Cave, Col., MC., Order of the Nile was invested as a Domestic Prelate to the Pope.
Mgr. Cave horn in EastbourneSussex, educated at the Oratory School, Birmingham and at Sandhurst, served in the first World War in the Royal Flying Corps: was in India for some years and when, in 1933. went to the Sudan with the Sudan Defence Force, and commanded the Southern Sudan.
In 1943 he was back in India and Burma with the Chindits in 1945 he was again in the Sudan as Commandant of the Sudan Police. The present ruler of the Sudan General Aboud was one of his officers.
In 1950 he went to the Bede College, Rome, and was ordained in 1954 for the Vicariate Apostolic of Bahr el Gebel in the Southern Sudan. In 1955 his permit to stay was withdrawn and he had to leave the country. Since then he has been teaching at Sunningdale, the Verona Fathers Novitiate for England.
He is a Knight of Malta, a Knight of Honour and Devotion.
Mgr. Duchemin, retiring Rector of the Beda College, and the Provincial of the Verona Fathers, Fr. Preedy, were present at last week's ceremony which was conducted by Mgr. Toreligliani from the Apostolic Delegation.