Religious conditions in Eastern Europe will be among the matters discussed by the Church o' England General Synod when it meets at Church House, Westminster, next Tuesday. The Synod will be asked to study the detailed report on Christianity in Eastern Europe by the Rev Trevor Beeson, "Discretion and Valour", published by the British Council of Churches. They will also urge the Government to continue to assert that human rights standards be fully implemented at the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe. The Rev Michael Bourdeaux, Anglican director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Communism, said the Centre's College, near London, met a vital need in reporting on religion under Communism.
Addressing the Centre's annual meeting this month, he said interest rates on the money borrowed to purchase Keston College had soared and if more money was not raised, the Centre's magazine might have to cease publication after March.
The Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Bruno Heim, has acknowledged receipt of the letters sent by readers on the subiect of a successor to Cardinal Heenan.
Following Cardinal Heenan' suggestion that views on a future Archbishop of Westminster should be sent to the; Delegate, the Catholic Herald invited its readers to send their views especially about the personal qualities required.
Cardinal Heenan presents papal medal to nurse
Cardinal Heenan. at Westminster Cathedral on Monday, presented the papal medal Pro Eeeksia et Pottle:flee to Miss Jean Sandford, who has for many years been a Ward Sister at Westminster Hospital.