FR HAROLD RIGNEY, SVD, the Rector of Fu Jen Catholic University in Peking until imprisoned in 1951, told
thh week how deer* he
felt the false reports about the abatement of persecution in China whicii have become so current and how dangerous these are.
Fr Rigney, who is a Divine Word Missionary, was himself expelled from China in 1955 and he now lives in Liverpool.
"There is no persecution of the Church in China", "Catholic priests have been arrested in China, but they were guilty, having broken the laws of China" such statements, Fr Rigney told me, are made by Westerners who have made short visits of only a few weeks to Communist China with all their expenses paid. It is little wonder that many of them, especially those who did not know Chinese, gather a superficial and of ten incorrect view of certain aspects of life in China and are ready to publish them."
"THE GOSPEL of our Divine Redeemer," said the Holy Father over the powerful new Vatican Radio which he opened on Sunday, "must be preached not only by time-honoured methods, but also by means recently brought into use, if we desire, as we all sincerely ought to do, that Christ's Kingdom may daily more and more prosper, and at length achieve complete victory".
The Pope, who had travelled especially for the inauguration ceremony from his summer home at Castelgandolfo, gave praise to the almighty power of God, as seen in the discoveries of scientists, and said: "Let all see in nature and natural forces the living presence of God, gazing with veneration on the incorruptible rays of His splendour."