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From the bishops' diaries Obituaries

THE pastoral needs of schools and young people are a prominent feature of the bishops' diaries for this coming week.

Bishop John Crowley, auxiliary in Westminster, attends a weekend retreat for young adults at Osterley on Sunday.

Archbishop Michael Bowen of Southwark visits staff and students at St John's seminary at Wonersh on Monday.

Bishop Patrick Kelly of Salford presides at an ecumenical meeting at Holy Cross College in Bury on Tuesday evening. On Thursday evening he celebrates mass at St Matthew's Lower School, Blackley.

Bishop Vincent Malone, auxiliary in Liverpool, attends a schools' commission meeting at the curial offices on Wednesday.

Archbishop Couive de Murville of Birmingham celebrates mass at the Bishop Ullathorne School, Coventry, on Thursday morning. On the same day Bishop Howard Tripp, auxiliary in Southwark, visits St Michael's School in Bermondsey.

Bishop Mervyn Alexander of Clifton officiates at the opening of a new complex at St Peter's High School, Gloucester in the afternoon of the same day.

Archbishop Derek Worlock of Liverpool attends presentation evening at the Sacred Heart High School at Crosby on Friday evening.

Bishop Leo McCartie of Northampton has confirmations on Saturday afternoon at the Sacred Heart and Our Lady, Aston-le-Walls. A FORMER Provincial of the White Fathers in this country Fr Alan Thompson died recently aged 63.

Born in Stockton-on-Tees, he attended St Mary's College, Middlesbrough before the White Fathers' College, Hampshire. he was ordained in 1952.

He started on the staff of the White Fathers missionary colleges at Coleharbour and Bishops Waltham. In 1962 Fr Thompson was appointed to Tanzania — first to Mpanda mission and then to the African seminary at Kaengesa.

In 1969 he returned to England and took charge of the order's mission promotion community at Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham. Elected to the White Fathers general chapter in Rome in 1974, he was subsequently appointed Provincial in this country, a post he held for seven years.

In 1983 he returned to Sutton Coldfield. His health deteriorated over the last year and he died in a nursing home in 'Yorkshire.

Former Brigade Major in the Territorial Army and Benedictine of Prinknash community, Dom Hildebrand Flint died peacefully recently aged 70.

After initial training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, he served during the second World War in East Africa and India. After the war he was posted in Hong Kong and Egypt, before returning to the Staff College at Camberley in 1952 as an instructor. Two

years later he moved to Sandhurst. From 1957-1959 he was a Brigade Major in the Territorial Army.

He joined the Benedictine community at Prinknash in 1959 and took his final vows in 1964. He served as assistant cellarer at Pluscarden, and then as assistant bursar and groundsman, and latterly as assistant infirmarian at Prinknash. He edited the Pax newsletter for 11 years.

REGIONAL Officer for Yorkshire and Humberside Catholic Marriage Advisory Council Margaret Moorhouse has died at home aged 57.

Mrs Moorhouse had been associated with the CMAC since the 1960s, first as a counsellor and later as regional officer, a position she retained up to her death.

Doris Effie Mahoney, a loyal and long serving member of the Catholic Herald team, has died at XI. She retired from the paper in 1981 after being secretary to the managing director for over 20 years.

Doris had joined the Catholic Herald in February 1935, her curriculum vitae stating nine years previous experience with the Gramophone and Wireless Company.

In 1969 she was presented by the Lord Mayor of London with

a 25 years service badge as secretary of the Catholic Herald National Savings Group.

Doris Mahoney was not a Catholic, but there would be few non conformists who had a more iniimate 'knowledge of the Catholic church.

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