Forty-four native priests have been ordained at the seminary of Yaunde in the French Cameroons, and at present there are 85 students. The seminary is run by the Benedictines.
The Russian Catholic Mission in Paris, under the sponsorship of Cardinal Tisserant, secretary of the Sacred Oriental Congregation, has published a Russian edition of four Gospels.
It has been suggested in the Irish Dail that Ireland, in conjunction with other neutral countries, should maintain a division of troops in Rome for military police duties.
The Rev. George Alapatt .has been nominated Bishop of Trichur in South India for the faithful of the Siro-Malabar Rite, it has been announced in the Osservatore Romano.
The first native nun in Basutoland, Africa, Sister Francis-Xavier, has died at the age of 90 years and after 72 years of religious life. Her family was the first to_be converted to Christianity in Basutoland, where the Oblates of Mary Immaculate have extensive missions. A nephew, the son of her sister. was the first native priest in Basutoland That 30 pee° cent. of American women living in cities are childless and that 20 per cent. more have only one child each was notEd in an address by Dr. Warren S. Thompson, of the Scripps Foundation for Population Research, at the Boston University Institute on post-war problems. " If the leaders of any society rather suddenly cease to organise their lives around children and instead organise then) around personal desires and the use of goods which they can buy with what they save by not having children," Dr. Thompson said, " that society will hare to face a new situation in which it would seem to stand but little chance of shriving."