Page 4, 2nd September 1949

2nd September 1949
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Page 4, 2nd September 1949 — Former P.o.W.s,Now Priests, Meet Again

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Former P.o.W.s,Now Priests, Meet Again

At the end of the war the Apostolic Delegate in London, Mgr. Godfrey, was responsible for getting a permit for a large number of prisoners-of-war, students of theology, to be enabled to continue their studies in a camp near Colchester.

Purpose of their meeting was to strengthen the exchange of views between English and German Catholics. in addition, of course, to re-establishing contact between the former P.O.W.s.

Mgr. Davis. of Oscott College, was among the guests of honour. Another meeting is planned for nest year in the Bavarian Benedictine Abbey of Ettal.

An Institute for Christian Sociology has been erected at the University of Bonn. under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. N, Monzel.

The; " Flying Padre." Fr. Paul Schulte. 0.F.M., who before the war was the founder of M.I.V.A. in Germany, the 7sfission Transport Association, which provided aeroplanes and small craft for remote mission fields in Africa. Polinesia and the Arctic, has found a new field of activities—neerer home.

Now, the oiganisetion's foremost task is the provision of cars. motorbicycles, etc.. for those German priests who have to cover very large and scattered parishes in the new mission fields inside Germany—the formerly Protestant parts of Germany.

The Oriatian Democratic Party of Italy sent a telegram of congratulation to Dr. Adenauer on the results of the German elections.

The telegram says: "The German people have proved their democratic tendencies and the rejection of extremism on the right and the left?'

The German Catholic Students had a Students' Day at Heidelberg from August 8 to 11. The general theme of the meet ins was the responsibility of the Christian graduate to work politically in the best meaning of the word and to he ready to spread the influence of religious thought in public life,

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