RECENT APPOINTMENTS. The Pope has appointed Mgr. Luciano Hernacki, Titular Archbishop of Melia and Auxiliary to Cardinal Hlond, for the
Archdiocese of Ginczno. Mgr. Beenacki was Professor of Dogmatic Theology its the College of Ginezno. He is among the youngest of the Polish bishops. During the war he worked among the Polish refugees, firstly in Portugal and later at Dunalastair in Scotland.
THE POPE RECEIVED at Castel Gandolfo the delegates of the Catholic International Film Organisation, who are in Rome for the Catholic International Film Festival which opened on October 5. It has been decided to hold the fourth International Film Congress in Brussels in the summer of 1947. Canon Abel Brohee was confirmed as President of the Catholic International Film Organisation.
AUSTRIA CARDINAL INNITZER, Archbishop of Vienna, presided over the solemn transfer of the miraculous image of Our Lady, from St. Stephen's Cathedral to the church of Am Hof, which is to he Vienna's tempor
a r y Cathedral during the recon struction of St.
Stephen's. After the ceremony, Car dinal Innitzer said in a brief address: " A living community is more quickly rebuilt than a cathedral. It is doubtful whether services can be held in St. Stephen's for a year." He read a telegram conveying the Pope's blessing to the Austrian people.
RIVERViEW OBSERVATORY in Australia, controlled by members of the Society of Jesus, only obsetvatory suitable for measuring seismological developments io, the region of Japan, was used by the U.S. General Staff dunng the war as a " listening post," announces Fr. Daniel O'Connell, Si., observatory director.
Aged 90, SYDNEY'S OLDEST PRIEST, the Rev. Thomas Barlow, a native of Co. Wexford, Eire, has just died.
CANON J. CARDOLLE. a member of the Liege Diocesan Chapter, recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Mgr. Cento. Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium, assisted at the Mass as well as many priests and high ecclesiastical dignitaries, while the church was decorated with the flags of the J.O.C. Canon Cardolle, who is described as one of the pioneers of the campaign of the working masses, was among the earliest collaborators with Canon Cardijn in the formation of the J.O.C. and the founder of the Jocist federation at Liege. He has spent his life training priests in their social responsibilities and in spreading the knowledge and practice of the Church's social doctrine. In a letter of congratulation to Canon Cardolle, Mgr. Ker'toffs. Bishop of Liege, thanks God that so noble a worker for thc restoration of all things in Christ has been given to the diocese of Liege.
The death is announced from North Cochin China of MGR. LEMASLE. Vicar Apostolic of Hue, Bishop of Teuchira, who died on September 27 Mgr. Lemasle was a member of the Paris Foreign Missions Society, and was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Hue in February, 1937.
One of the deputies to the FRENCH CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY who had the task of completing the articles of the new Constitution, submitted to thc French voters in May, is Mr. Seder Senghor, negro deputy from Senegal. Morocco, former pupil of the Holy Ghost College at Dakar.
That FR. CANU-HAC, of the Pieria Foreign Missions, and Superior of the Chau-Laos missions in the Vicariate of Than-Hoe, was assassinated in his home in Hot Xuan on June 10 this year, is now confirmed from Rome. No details of his death have been revealed. Fr. Canilhac had been arrested last year by the Communist leader Viet-Minh, tortured with the object of making him abandon Christianity, but was later released. He returned to his post, where he remained until he was murdered.
MGR. ANDRE SORIN, M.S.C., has been appointed and consecrated VicarApostolic of the new Vicariate of Port Moresby, New Guinea. The new VicarApostolic was born at Lea Sables dOlonne, in the Vendee, France, in 1903.
CARDINAL PIAZZA, Patriarch of Venice, gave an inaugural address in the 20th Italian Social Study Week, which is being held in Venice from October 14 to 19, under the presidency of Mgr. Bernareggi, Bishop of Bugamo. Among the subjects to be discussed at the Social Study Week are: " Work and Personality " ; " Work in the Gospel and the Papal Teachings"; " Work in the International World"; " Liberty and Rights of Work "; " Work and Payment " ; " Work and Property " Work and the Political E rder." The President of the Social Study Week has received a letter from Mgr. Montini, acting Secretary of State, congratulating the directors on their choice of subject as being one of the most important questions facing the world at present.
The FAMOUS HISTORIAN, Salvatore Attal, was baptised in the Church of the Holy Apostles in Rome. Most Rev. Bede Hess performed the ceremoney. Professor Solli, former Chief Rabbi of Rome, was godfather.