Gee, 48, next month joins the comparatively unknown but fast-growing Crusade of the Holy Spirit at Blackheath, South-East London. This order was founded by Fr. Michael Walsh to work in Latin America.
Eric Gee. a convert. speaks regularly for the Catholic Evidence Guild. This will he his second attempt at a priestly vocation. For three years he was a member of the Cistercian community at Caldey Island, Wales.
Seminarian's visa delayed
FOLLOWING representations by the Ladyeholme organisation and queries from national newspapers, the Home Office after several months' delay has given permission for a student priest, Peter Cheung of Propaganda Fide College, Rome, to enter Britain.
Mr. Cheung, who is from Hong. Kong, will help three other students from the college with "general dogsbodying''. Ladyeholme, headed by Mif's Edith Urch, helps distressed families and others with special difficulties to start a new life.
Mr. Cheung's colleagues, two Australians and a South African, encountered no difficulty in entering Britain and have already started work at Ladyeholme. Application for his visa was first made in May.
After the delay Miss Urch contacted the British Consulate in Paris where Mr. Cheung is working, who telexed the Home Office for further information.
After some ten days there was no reply and Ladyeholme's public relations officer, Mr. Dillon McCarthy, a freelance
journalist, contacted the national newspapers before
making further enquiries at the Home Office which on Tuesday confirmed that Mr. Cheung's visa would be granted.