Why Delegates in Edinburgh did not meet the Catholic Archbishop
There might have been a meeting between the delegates to the World Conference on Faith and Order, at Edinburgh, and the Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Mgr. McDonald. Had such a meeting taken place—and arrangements had already been set on foot for it—His Grace would have been able to explain personally to the delegates the position of the Catholic Church and why it had not participated in the Conference.
It was found, however, that the Conference programme was too full to allow the delegates to avail themselves of any invitation which the Archbishop might address to
them. A letter mentioning this. and expressing Mgr. McDonald's regret that he had been unable to meet the delegates, was sent by His Grace to the Archbishop of York, the chairman of the Conference, aml was read at last Monday evening's session.