Fr. Kajetan Raczynski, superior 01 the monastery of Jasna Gora at Czestochowa, Poland's most famous pilgrimage centre,
has been arrested.
Fr. Kajetan Raczynski, superior of the monastery of Jasna Gora at Czestochowa, Poland's most famous pilgrimage centre, has been arrested.
Like other imprisoned priests he is accused of helping the underground movement and of contact with " American imperialists."
Fr. Sylwesier Kinicki has been sentenced to five years in prison by a court in Poznan for "crimes committed in order to secure personal profit and detrimental to the public good," reports the Polish News Agency.
It is alleged that 11 bags of coffee and 10 bags of flour belonging to Caritas and destined for the poor were sold to a grocer with the knowledge of Fr, Kinicki."
HILAIRE Belloc, historian, poet,
essayist, novelist, but above all a devoted son and champion of Mother Church, celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his Sussex home, Kings Land, Shipley, near Horsham.
The portrait above, by James Gunn. is in this year's Royal Academy Exhibition.
Born a French citizen, the son of a French father and an English mother. Hilaire Belloc became a naturalised Englishman when he was 32.
Fame came to him early from his book, "The Path to Rome." and throughout his more active life it steadily increased through his journalism, historical works and poems— verses grave and exceedingly gay.
He and his great friends, G. K. Chesterton and Maurice Baring. formed a triumvirate who gave added lustre to English letters.
Belloc sat in the Commons as Liberal M.P. for South Salford from 1906 to 1910. but the restrictions of party politics irked such an independent man. and he did not seek re-election.