SIR,-In your issue of April 10 a correspondent inquired what was being done by Catholics for the Hungarian refugees in this country.
In 1956 this Committee was authorised by the Hierarchy to administer the very generous funds contributed by the Catholic body for relief of the victims of he Hungarian rising, of whom some 17,000 now remain in this country.
A trust fund was created-the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and Bishop Craven being two of the trustees-out of which a chaplaincy has been set up in London to serve as a headquarters for the Hungarian priests administering to the refugees. Through these chaplains we hear daily of cases requiring help of one kind or another.
Owing to the tragic break-up of family life we care for about a hundred children, either at school or in Catholic residential Homes, and are besides assisting in the training of many young people who form the largest category of the refugees. For those families who have been able to stay together we provide assistance in the setting up of permanent homes.
In all our work, we are closely linked up with our American colleagues of Catholic Relief Services N.C.W.C., and with the national voluntary and statutory bodies concerned with the welfare and resettlement of refugees.
To sum up, our aim is to integrate, spiritually and materially, these newcomers into the Catholic life of their new country.
N. Warmingion General Secretary, Catholic Women's League.
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