Portuguese Prelate Dies: Mgr. Luis Antonio de Almeida, Titular Bishop of Arena and formerly Bishop of Braganca and Miranda, died after prolonged illness. He was named Bishop of Braganca and Miranda in 1932. In 1935, the Holy See accepted his resignation because of the state of his health, and made him Titular Bishop of Arena.
Cause of Another Jesuit Saint Progresses: The Sacred Congregation of Rites has held a second discussion of the miracles attributed to the Blessed Bernardino Realino, of the Society of Jesus, who was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1595. Blessed Bernardino, an Italian, was born in 1530 and died in 1616. The cause was suspended for a long time, but was reopened at the end of the last century and his beatification follewed.
Bohemian Premier's Gift of a Shrine: Premier Alois Elias, of Bohemia and Moravia, has donated a religious painting entitled "Adoration " to the famed Marian Basilica
at Svata Hora. The painting, which he purchased at an art exhibit, will be placed in the Basilica among the priceless art treasures which have been donated through the centuries by devout pilgrims to the Holy Mount.
Swiss Teachers Petition for Saint: A request for the opening of the process for beatification of Fra Meinrad Eugster, a native of Altstatten, Rheintal, Switzerland, has been made by the Rhine Section of the Association of Swiss Catholic Teachers. Fra Meinrad, whose father and two brothers were teachers, spent his life in the Benedic tine cloisters of Einsiedeln. He died ten years ago and it is reported thousands of graces have been obtained through his intercession.
Malcolm MacDonald's Tribute to Cardinal: A graceful tribute to Cardinal Villeneuve, Archbishop of Quebec, and Aielard Godhout, Premier of Quebec, was paid in an address at Montreal by Malcolm MacDonald, Mr. MacDonald, High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Canada, said : " I am happy to find myself in this great city, and In the Province of so many fine Canadians, including such distinguished men as Cardinal Villeneuve and Mr. Godhout, whose characters and wise leaderships are admired far beyond the shorts of this Dominion."
Pax Romans Congress In Bogota, Columbia: Fifteen Canadian Catholic students will attend the next Pan-American Congress of Pax Romano, to be held at Bogota, Columbia, during the week of July 25. The Canadian delegation will include three students from Quebec, three from Montreal, two French and one English from Ottawa, one English student from the Maritime Provinces, one English from Toronto and one English from the West. The official languages of the Congress will be French, English and Spanish. The 1940 Congress was to have been held in Spain but was deferred because of the war. The 1942 Congress is expected to be held in Montreal.
Papal Honour for US. Prelate s Pope Pius XII has honoured Mgr. John F. Noll, Bishop of Fort Wayne, with appointment as an assistant at the Pontifical Throne. One of the best known members of the American Hierarchy, of which he has been a member for more than 15 years, Bishop Noll has distinguished himself as a member of the American Board of Catholic Missions, as a member of the Episcopal Committee on Motion Pictures, as chairman of the Bishops' Committee on Obscene Literature, and as a member of the Administrative Board of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, on which he has served as Episcopal chairman of two different departments.