A Catholic Tribute
Mr. T. F. Lindsay, Assistant Press Officer of the British Council, has sent us the following tribute to the late Lord Lloyd:—
I hope, he writes, you will allow a Catholic who has worked for nearly three years as an officer of the British Council, under the Chairmanship of the late Lord Lloyd, to pay a tribute in your columns to the memory of a great man who at all times, whether in public or in private life, received the Catholic point of view with sympathy and understanding.
Lord Lloyd was himself a High Anglican churchman, and his religion was a vital and guiding force to him. Catholic spokesmen in this country have often had to deplore the rising tide of atheistic materialism in public life, and we can ill afford to lose a British leader to whose heart the Christian tradition was so dear.
FRIEND OF ARCHBISHOP GOODIER During his tenure of office as Governor of Bombay, Lord Lloyd made the acquaintance of the late Archbishop Goodier. They became fast friends, and Lord Lloyd loved, in later years, to recall their many walks and conversations, " which cheered " (as he put it) " the hard and responsible life of a rather lonely Governor."
Catholics all over the world, and especially in Madrid and Lisbon, in Malta and in the Near East, have much reason to be grateful to Lord Lloyd for his ready appreciation of their problems when he was Chairman of the British Council. The Rector of St. Edward's College, Malta, recalled last week, in an official telegram of condolence, the College's " enormous indebtedness " to Lord Lloyd.
His many Catholic friends will deeply regret Lord Lloyd's death, and it is, I think, appropriate that the Catholic community as a whole should recognise that they, too, have lost a friend and a sympathetic champion.