A considerable sum of money has been expended by Mgr. Louis .km761 Vicar-Apostolic of Chungking. on behalf of the Pope, to meet the needs of war victims in China, it has been announced by Osservaiore Romano. Chiang Kai-Shek has asked Bishop Jam= to convey his gratitude to the Holy Father.
The British Government has ordered a census of the Holy Land to be taken
next year, The coming Holy Land census wit' be the first since 1931.
A new association dedicated to the promotion of brotherly love among Christians, Catholics and non-Catholics of all nations and races, has arisen on the site where the Nazis Maintained torture chambers in the Eternal City. Headquarters of the association is a building in Via Tasso, where the Germans maintained their SS. headquarters.
The French Provisional Government has designated M. Massiani, N.C.W.C.'s Paris Correspondent for 25 years, to represent the Neuilly section on the important Departmental Council of the Seine, which is the administrative assembly of the Paris region. Furthermore, he has been elected first vicepresident of the Council, with 124 of the 125 votes cast. A number of Communists and Socialists have been appointed to the Council, M. Massiani's seat is on the Right among members of the 'Republican Federation, which is the party of Conservative Republicans.
Mgr. James Paul McCloskey, Bishop of Jaro, in the Philippines, died on April 9 at Santo Tomas University Hospital here at the age of 76. Pneumonia was the immediate cause of his death.