Guest of Newman Society
Cardinal Griffin was the guest of honour at a dinner of the Newman Society on Saturday at the Old Palace, Oxford. Replying to the toast The Hierarchy and Guests proposed by Lord Pakenham, the Cardinal stressed the important role of those Catholics who receive a university education. They must be universal in their outlook and sympathy, he said.
The Cardinal recalled his visits to Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia and lead emphasis on the fact that the key issue in all these countries is education.
Undergraduates at a university which enjoys freedom should interest themselves in the welfare of those not so fortunate and should take all possible steps in the defence of human rights. The Cardinal took the opportunity of paying tribute to the magnificent work achieved by Lord Pakenham in Germany in the difficult days after the war, He had seen for himself. he said, the gratitude of the German people when, at the seventh centenary celebrations of Cologne Cathedral, Lard Pakenham had received a great ovation from those gathered there. Guests at the dinner included the Warden of Wadham, Lady Tddesleigh, Lord and Lady Pakenham, Fr. Sylvester Fryer. 0.S.B., Fr. Martin D'Arcy, S.J., the Master of Campion Hall. the Master of St. Bend's Hall, the Prior of Blackfriars, Professor F. de Zulueta. A. P. d'Entreves, E.
Evans, Pritchard, A. HeadlamMorley, and the presidents of the Oxford Catenian circle. the Fisher Society. and the Margaret Beaufort Society.