Page 6, 31st December 1954

31st December 1954
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Page 6, 31st December 1954 — A Cardinal's Christmas in Korea

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A Cardinal's Christmas in Korea

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"Seoul and the Communist lines, Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, celebrated his Christmas Masses in Korea for the fourth year in succession.

The Cardinal stayed in Alaska for two days and in Tokyo for another two days on his way to Korea. He is returning to the U.S.A. via Okinawa, Taipei. Hong Kong, Saigon, Manila and Honolulu.

Bringing with him 30,000 religious pictures and cards, 25,000 medals, Rosaries and other religious articles, films of 1954 Notre Dame football games and 100,000 cigarettes, Cardinal Spellman received a civic welcome from the Koreans in Seoul.

The Cardinal celebrated Midnight Mass in the 7th Infantry Division camp. On Christmas morning he celebrated his second Mass at First Corps headquarters and on Christmas afternoon he offered his third Mass with the First Marine Division.

Two floodlights, each of 800 million candlepower, which were used during the war to illuminate the battlefields, lit up the throngs of parka-clad soldiers and the open-au sanctuary where Cardinal Spellman was to celebrate the first Mass of Christmas.

As a fanfare of bugles sounded, the Cardinal knelt before the Crib that had been erected beside the altar. The temperature was 12 degrees below freezing point. This week His Eminence is visiting President Syngman Rhee in Chinhae, the Maryknoll Sisters Hospital at Pusan, and the headquarters of the Korean Communcations Zone at Taegu.

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