A bardic title is to be conferred on a Catholic priest, Dr. David Crowley, of Trefriw, Wales, at the National Eisteddfod at Denbigh, in August.
Dr. Crowley has passed the examination of the Gorsedd of Bards in Welsh language and literature.
'' I am of a very mixed nationality, chiefly Maltese," Dr. Crowley told a newspaper reporter, " but my parents and I are natives of Cardiff. Through one of my grandmothers I have Welsh blood, and even my Irish ancestry is originally Welsh."
Dr. Crowley obtained a double doctorate in theology and philosophy in the Gregorian University, Rome.
Cardinal Hinsley, Archbishop of Westminster, when Rector of the English College in Rome, encouraged Dr. Crowley to keep up his Welsh studies.