A Bishop who had spent 63 years in India and who at the age of 81 chose to remain in Hyderabad to help his successor has died at the age of 86.
He was Bishop Dionisius Vismara of Hyderabad, who went to India a year after his ordination in 1889. He became Bishop in 1409 and founded a number of missionary districts among the Untouchables.
His work was so successful that it became necessary to subdivide the territory of Hyderabad in 1928 and again in 1933.
Bishop Vismara saw his diocese raised to the status of a Metropolitan see with an Indian Archbishop. Mgr. Mark Gopu, who gave him the Last Sacraments. After the Requiem Mass the Nyzam of Hyderabad remarked: 'Ile was truly a man of God. He was a man of great prayer."
A `G.I.' CARVED THE CRUCIFIX
A crucifix which a GI spent 11 months carving by hand from a piece of oak was unveiled outside the Catholic church at Bedford on Sunday.
The man who spent all his spare time carving the cross and figure— Serge Davis Beeman, of the U.S. Air Force—was not there: he was on his way home after three years in Britain.
While in this country Sergt. Beeman and his wife adopted an orphan girl whom they have taken with them to Texas,
Mgr. Salvatore Siino, of the Papal Secretariate of State, has been named Papal Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and titular Archbishop of Pergc. He succeeds Archbishop Lardone, who since 1949 has been Nuncio both to the Dominican Republic and to Haiti and will retain the latter post.