A NEW SCHOOL, St. Francis's Primary, was opened at Ascot yesterday (Thursday) by Archbishop King, Bishop of Portsmouth. Mother 13onaventure, headmistress of St. Francis School at South Ascot just before the turn of the century until 1939, was among the guests.
• OVER 380 members of the Catholic Women's League attended last weekend's Northampton Diocesan C.W.L. rally at Lowestoft. Lady Albemarle was among the speakers.
PARISHIONERS of St. John's church, Banbury, have presented a cheque to their former parish priest, Canon A. G. Wall, 83, who retired recently after 33 years at Banbury.
MGEL DOMENICO ENRICI, an Italian, has been named as the new Apostolic Delegate to Australia and New Zealand. He was formerly Apostolic Nuncio in Japan.
DUTCH BISHOPS have urged all Catholics to pray for God's blessing on the Government, members of Parliament, Queen Juliana and members of the royal family.
PIERRE CHOUARD, president general of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, personally distributed bread and milk—part of U.S. Catholic aid—to Singapore poor.
PARIS is to get 25 churches in the next two years. The foundation stones of three of them were laid and blessed this week.
OVER 10,000 Catholics marched through the streets of Taichung, Formosa, to celebrate the installation of their first bishop, Bishop Kupfer, M.N.
NEW OFFICES for the Leeds Catholic Marriage Advisory Council were opened last Thursday in Leeds by Mgr. Canon 1. J. Kelly, V.G.
NEW PLEAD appointed to St. Francis' Primary School, Crawley new town, Sussex. is Sister St. John, who is at present headmistress of St. Anne's Infant School in Leeds.
BRIGADIER G. W. R. MONCKTON has been appointed Director of Public Relations at the War Office.
FATIMA has had a serious water shortage. Until last week's heavy rainfall several religious houses and hotels were having to buy water from lorry tankers because the piped water supply had dried up.
CARDINAE WALTON, Primate of All Ireland, was formally received as Cardinal Protector of the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa, at Mount Oliver, Dundalk, on Friday.
THE OFFICIAL( OPENING of St. Augustine's Church, Hoddesdon, has been postponed because of the departure to Rome of Cardinal Godfrey, who was to have opened the church on October 7.
"DE LINIE," a national Catholic weekly run by Dutch Jesuits, may soon have to close down. Its annual loss over the past few years has been between £5,000 and £6,000.
BABY SITTING bureau has been formed by sixth formers from Dee House Convent School, Chester, to enable young mothers to attend U.C.M. meetings. No charge is made.