All Oblate Missionaries in the Philippines Are safe but have been interned by the Japanese occupation forces, reveals Fides News Service. The missions staffed by the Ohlates have either been destroyed, burned or confiscated.
The Diitch newspaper " Algemeen Handelsblad of June 29, reports that the Dutch Supreme Court of Justice now sits at the Nijmegen Catholic University. The Catholic University was closed in April this year when the Nazis required all butch students to sign a pledge of loyalty, which was refused by all the Nijmegen students.
Fr. Swaans, Prefect of the large Jesuit college at The Hague (St. Aloysius College), who was sentenced to seven months' imprisonmept for surreptitiously distributing the pastoral letters from Mgr. von Galen, Bishop of Munster, has never been released, but news now comes to London that he was taken to a German concentration camp, where be died shortly afterwards.
After numerous enquiries and various threats to the Seminary of Mafines, the Germans have now arrested the author of the. text of the chart which was affixed to the Paschal Candle of Cardinal Van Roey, He is Canon de Fuerstenberg, Master of Ceremonies at the Malines Cathedral. Tried by the German military tribunal, he has been condemned to two years' imprisonment because he wrote that the Belgians were rejoicing at the defeats of the Germans and hoped for speedy liberation.
Father Magnce, Prefect of the Jesuit College at Charleroi, was arrested in July, 1941, by the German authorities, after the denunciation by the parents of a young Resist who had been punished for bringing anti-British caricatures to the college. At first he was detained at the Charleroi prison, then he was transferred to the prison of St. Giles (Brussels), and finally was sent to the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. He has just died, thc victim of privation and ill-treatment.
On Auguel 17* in Notre-Dame, Paris, the two newly appointed Auxiliary Bishops of Paris, Canon Polled, Vicar General and Canon Courbe, Director of the Catholic Action. were consecrated by Cardinal Suhard, Archbishop of Paris, in the presence of Cardinal Gerlier, the Apostolic Nuncio, 30 Archbishops and Bishops, the representatives of the Chief of State, of the Government and of all the Constituted Bodies of France. It is the first time since 1802 that such a ceremony has taken place.