VATICAN CITY PRIVATE AUDIENCES. The Holy Father has received in private audience recently, Cardinals Luigi Lavitrano, Guiseppe Pizzardo, Domenico Jorio; Archbishop Mario Zanin, Nuncio Apostolic of Chile; Archbishop Taffi, upon his appointment as Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba; Bishop Eugcnius Emaldi, 0.P., Vicar Apostolic of BacNinh (Tonkin); Fr. Bozzetti, the recently-elected General of the Rosminians; the Minister Plenipotentiary of Malta, Count Stanislaus Pecci, together with Prince Rub o Ruffo delta ι the Hon. Augustine Kelly; and a group of Dutch and Swiss journalists who inaugurated the airline bee tween Holland, Geneva and Rome.
SPECIAL AUDIENCES. The Holy Father has received in special audience recently, Fr. Joseph Nuyts and some Fathers of the Ghent Missionaries: Frs. John McCarthy, D.D., and Michael Brown; Fr. Thomas A. Newman, Prefect Apostolic of Akyab, Burma; and Fr. John Doherty: a group of 50 workers on the municipal trams in Milan ; a group of scholars from the Pontifical school of palaeography. The Holy Father granted a general audience to a large number of newly-married couples and a great gathering of the faithful.
APPOINTMENTS. The Pope has been pleased to appoint Cardinal Tedeschini, Cardinal Protector of the International League Pro Pond) ice Ecclesia. The Pope has also appointed Fr. C. Peuch, Titular Bishop of Doliche and Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Albi, France; Fr. Maurus Perrin, Titular Bishop of Utica and Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Carthage, Tunisia; Fr. Joseph Marlim, American Provincial of the Congregation of the Precious Blood, to be Titular Bishop of Taso and Auxiliary to the Bishop of Kansas City.
THE APPOINTMENT of M. Theodore Solacolo as Rumanian Representative to the Holy See has been announced in Vatican City.
THE POPE, as already announced, is to take part in the making of a'film called " War Against War." It is now revealed that in making his appeal in seven different languages, the Pope will have to spend about fifteen hours oil fourteen different occasions in front of the camera. The picture itself is a documentary striving to depict the effects of modern war upon mankind, It is being made by the Catholic Cinematograph Centre in Rome.
VATICAN RADIO experts have been invited to take part in the great Milan Fair, due to begin on June 26. Representing the Vatican will be Commendatore Andrea Marchese, head of the Vatican Radio station, who will take with him a two-way wireless set, given by Marconi to Pope Pius xl for use between the Vatican and the Papal summer place at Caste1gandolfo. This set has been in almost constant use since its installation and proved of inestimable value during the period of the fierce fighting round Anzio.
BELGIUM CARINAL VAN ROEY, Archbishop of Malines, presided at the ceremony of the blessing of a bell dedicated as a memorial for Bel gium's liberation in World War II which took place recently in Ant werp. Prince Charles acted as " sponsor " for the bell in the ancient and impressive ritual of the Church for the blessing of bells, which includes purification and anointing with holy oils. The ceremony attracted a great number of Belgian dignitaries including the Governor of the province and the Mayor of Malines. The bell will be added to the 44-bell Malines car illon.
A FILM was shown recently in the Urban College of Propaganda Fide to a distinguished audience of prelates, which was a documentary history of the work of Archbishop Paalco, Apos tolic Delegate to Australia in papal relief to prisoners of war and internees throughout Australia and the Islands. According to L'Osservatore Romano, the film covered, in what was practically a day-to-day diary, the work of six and a half years, THE BISHOPS of Quebec have issued a statement which says " they oppose the introduction of any divorce tribunal or court, and condemn all legislation which would tend to weaken the indissolubility of the matrimonial contract, and which would favour in any way the rupture of this perpetual 'bond inherent in all true marriage from divine right." The occasion is continuing propaganda for divorce courts in the province, where, at present, they do not exist.
FRANCE THE DEATH is announced of Mgr. Peter Marceillac, Bishop of Panders in the archdiocese of Toulouse, who died on June 10. Mgr. Marceillac, who was born in the archdiocese of Toulouse in 1863, has been Bishop of Panders since 1916. The present diocese of Panders includes the Titular diocese of Conserans and Mirepoix.
ICELAND MGR. JOHN GUNNARSSON, S.M.M., Vicar Apostolic of Iceland, arrived in England last week, en route for Rome, where he will attend the Canonisation of Blessed Louis Marie de Montfort, on July 20. Mgr. Gurtnarsson is a native Icelander, and is making his first visit to Europe since his consecration as Bishop in 1943. On May 24 last, he ordained the only other Icelandic priest in the Cathedral of Reykjavik. A news story on Iceland appeared in our issue of April 3.
INDIA MGR. JOSEPH ATT1PETTY, Archbishop of Verapoly, Metropolitan of the Latin dioceses of Malabar, on his way to Rome for his ad (intim visit to the Pope, broke bit journey in London. Mgr. Attipetty was the first Indian bishop to be consecrated by the Pope. He is a pioneer of social reorganisation and educational reconstruction in Southern India.
THE NEWMAN ASSOCIATION
has arranged for a party of 20 Dutch graduates and students to meet an equal number of British University graduates and students at Douai School, Woolhampton, for a week's conference at the beginning of August. This conference is part of the general campaign to increase Catholic contacts between England and the Netherlands of which the recent lecture tours of the Editors Of THE CATHOLIC HERALD and the Tablet formed part PORTUGAL CARDINAL CEREJEIRA, Patriarch of Lisbon, in a radio talk on the occasion of the opening of the Priesthood Week in Portugal, said that at the present time the lack of priests was most cruelly felt in Portugal. In Lisbon itself more than four parishes had no priests at all, and more than one-third of all the clergy were priests who had passed the age of 70, reports L 'Osservatore Romano, SAN DOMINGO MGR. RICCARDO PITTINI, Archbishop of Cuidad Trujillo, has sent a letter to the clergy of the archdiocese, asking his parish priests to institute at once cells of the Young Christian Workers. The Archbishop id his letter quoted the Pope's letter to Cardinal Suhard, Archbishop of Paris, of July, 1946, stating that it was his special wish that this form of Catholic Action among young workers should be set POLAND MGR. DYMEK. Archbishop of Poznan, has re-established the School for Social Studies which existed before the war. The school gives a three-year course for Catholic laymen who wish to labour among the workers and peasants, and spread the Catholic social doctrine. The staff of the school is composed partly of priests and partly of laymen. CANADA AUSTRALIA