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Hong Kong

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on the air

rseURING "The Queen's Journey," h e B.B.C.'s round-the-world programme on Christmas Day, Fr. P. J. Howaton, S.J., will be heard speaking from Hong Kong.

Fr. Howaton is chairman of the Boys' and Girls' Clubs' Association in Hong Kong, which has 75 clubs with a membership of 3,000, run by or affiliated to the association.

Since he went to Hong Kong in 1935, Fr. Howaton has been on the staff of Wah Yan College. In 1946 he founded the Wah Yan Poor Boys' Club which has a membership of 110 boys between 8 and 16 years old. Many of them are "shoe-shine" boys.

James Poon, a youth leader of the club, will also be heard in the programme.

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The condition of Archbishop Cushing of Boston is described as "very good" after an operation. The Archbishop intends to lead a pilgrimage to Rome. Lourdes and shrines in other count+ ies—including England —during Our Lady's Year.




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