Page 1, 30th October 1953

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Locations: Warsaw


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Protest to Premier

From his constituents

B'SHOP BECK of Brentwood has sent a telegram to the Prime Minister "in the name of the Catholic people of this diocese, which includes your own constituency [Woodford] and on behalf of Catholic ex-Service men who fought for Poland" expressing deep dismay at the persecution in Poland and especially at the outrage to Cardinal Wyszynski.

The message asks the Government to "make representations to the Polish Government to check this abominable conduct."

Bishop Beck has also sent a message of loyalty and sympathy to the Holy Father and a telegram of protest to the Polish President in Warsaw.

In a letter to his clergy, the Bishop says that until further notice, at every Benediction, immediately before the Tantunt Ergo, the Memorare is to be said in English with the congregation under the title "For the Church Silent and Suffering under Communist Persecution."


applications for tickets—as detailed in (1)). (c). (d) and (e)—he made in writing by first post on Monday. November 9, and a stamped addressed envelope enclosed with each application.

Distribution will not take place until the middle of November.

They Censored "Quo Vaults" See page 7

Requiem Masses on November 8

The Holy See has given permission, subject to the authorisation of the local Ordinary, for the celebration of one Requiem Mass on Sunday. November 8, Remembrance Day, to he celebrated in all churches and public chapels for those who lost their lives in the two World Wars.

Cardinal Griffin has given this authorisation for the archdiocese of Westminster.

Aldershot altar

The Administrator Apostolic to the Forces. Mgr. Clarke, is to bless a memorial altar in St. Michael's Church, Stanhope Lines. Aldershot, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 8. The blessing will be followed by a Solemn Requiem Mass and the Absolutions will be given by the Apostolic Delegate.

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