Page 5, 16th December 1949

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Page 5, 16th December 1949 — HOLY YEAR NEWS

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THE Central Committee for the Holy Year has completed its first documentary film on the Holy Year. The commentary will be translated into several languages and the film will be distributed throughout the world. The film traces the history of the Holy Year and stresses the spiritual significance of the jubilee.

• • • A NEW magazine Giubilec

(Jubilee) will be published in Vatican City at the opening of the Holy Year and will appear regularly throughout the year, announces the Central Committee for the Holy Year. The illustrated magazine will publish articles by the world's most authoritative Catholic writers.

MGR. Vachory, Archbishop of Ottawa, will himself lead a party of Holy Year pilgrims of more than one hundred who will visit Lourdes. Padua, London and other European centres, in addition to a week's stay in Rome.

A TOTAL of 10,563 pilgrims have

been listed as attending the ceremonies on Christmas Eve marking the opening of the Holy Year. About 1.800 are expected from the Argentine, 1,600 from France, and 1,500 from the British Isles.

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MGR. Downey, Archbishop of Liverpool, will lead the October diocesan pilgrimage to Rome (Oct. 2 to 13), and his Auxiliary, Bishop Halsall, will lead the May pilgrimage (May 1 to 12). The organisers are providing three classes of travel and accommodation. Six full days will be spent in Rome, and the fare will include the cost of transport to the Jubilee Basilicas and the Papal Audience, two sightseeing excursions, and the provision of the pilgrim's " tessera " or wallet. Fr. J. I. Lane, 30, Manchester Street, Liverpool, L, will answer inquiries.

• • • SPECIAL Holy Year pilgrimages to the graves of fallen military personnel buried in Italy are being organised by the Pontifical Aid Commission for relatives in the U.S., Britain, Poland, France and Germany. These pilgrimages will take place around and during November of next year.

Not Resigning!

Catholic Alderman David Logan, 77-year-old Member of Parliament for the Scotland Division of Liverpool, says: " May I set all minds at rest in regard to my rumoured resignation. As the official Labour candidate I intend to fight the seat against all comers."

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