November 30, 1956
ARCHBISHOP Godfrey. the senior Metropolitan in England and Wales, was one of the chief speakers at a mass meeting on Wednesday in the Royal Albert Hall to voice Britain's abhorrence at the Russian slaughter in Hungary. But Archbishop Godfrey also took the opportunity' to speak too for the "forgotten nations" the Baltic States Of Latvia. Lithuania and Estonia, three countries which have not merely come under Soviet domination but have been entirely' swallowed up and incorporated in the USSR.
For 16 years these nations have been under the Russian m
Comunists "still looking", said Mgr Godfrey, "for the dawn after a long dark night of tribulation". Meanwhile, perhaps the biggest collection ever made in the Catholic churches in this country is mounting in response to the Hierarchy's appeal for the Hungarian refugees.
IT HAS recently been made known from Geneva that a papyrus containing the first 14
the chapters of t Gospel of Studi ,John is now being studied there with a view to publication. This "Papyrus Bodmer", which will be given the designation 10.66 among New Testament papyri, is said to he in a good state of preservation and to be dated somewhere about AD 2(10. The famous Manchester papyrus of St John, though much earlier than this, is only a fragment, and it will be of great interest to learn what the new document has to tell us about the order of the early chapters of the Gospel and about the wording of such passages as the third verse of the Prologue, which is read at Mass every day.