Page 6, 5th May 1944

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American News Letter


All America mourns the passing of Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston, who died in Boston on April 22. at the age of 84.

The Cardinal was buried in a private vault in the grounds of his estate, as was his wish, after a Pontifical Mass of Requiem in Holy Cross Cathedral. Boston, on April 28, which culminated five days of Masses and prayers offered in all churches of his diocese. The Mass was celebrated by Mgr. Amleto Giovanni Cicognanl. Apostolic Delegate at Washington. Mgr. R. J. Cushing. Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, paid tribute to Cardinal O'Connell as " a soldier of the Catholic Church in the fight against materialism."

CHAMPION OF THE COMMON MAN Bishop Yu Pin, Primate of China. who is in the U.S. to discuss plans for China's post-war reconstruction, said In Washington that he believes U.S. VicePresident Henry A, Wallace's discussions when he goes to China will hinge or) two major issues—winning the war and building a sound peace. 'The Chinese share Wallace's belief that this is the century of the common man, the Bishop said, and look upon him as the champion of the common man.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy has been appointed honorary chairman of the revived committee of Catholics for Human Rights.

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