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News Section--Page 10A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, July 15, 1951 Alrican King Says: IClSm AI.BA ZIZZAMIA 1 The departure of tile Trustee-I United Nations, N. Y.--(NC)-/I ship ('oum'il'sAfrica ,m Visitingjuly 14 recallsMissinthet The King of Ruanda, ('hates'le: ]Fast reaction in Ruanda-Urundi to the Mutara Rudahigwa, told me that]first such mission, which visited Catholicism is the best religion for the territory in 1918. [t.~ proud in- his deeply religious people This l habitants, who were introduced to comes only 50 years after the in-I Americans as the "seven-foot troductlon of Christianity in his kingdom. Ruanda, tiny kingdom in central Africa, is one of the African Trust Territorie.~ currently being" dis- cussed by the U.N. Trusteeship Council. These territories also are among the most flom'ishlne: mis- sion areas in Africa. The (!ouncil is examinln~: the annual reports presented by the administering ~jOWel'S-Italy for Somaliland, tim nited Kingdom for Tano.anyik.a, the Britis!l Canleroons and Togo- land, France for the French Came- Teens and To~'oland and Belgium for Ruanda-Urundi. Within the last two years, each of the twin kingdoms of Ruanda and Urun(li, whose progress the Council has just finished examin- ing, has celebrated the 50th anni- versary of tile founding' of the first Caihollc missions. The King of Ruanda is a Knight of St. (;reg- Dry, and on the occasion of the jubilee addressed a letter to Bishop I,aurence l)eprimoz, Vicar Apos- tolic of }~uanda, expressing tile ~vratitu(!c of Iris people to the hite Fathers. rained respect for others, and as the direct result of this, a llegime of moral justice and peace . . The same king', known to his subjects as the Mwami, has stated repeatetily in public that the fu- ture civilization of his country will be Christian or it will be nothing at all. To this correspondent, who had the privilege of interviewing him last Stllnntel', he gave petrols- - ............ : " aion to state he was convinced that Catholicism is best for his people. The first three White Fathers giants" in the movie, "Kin~" Solo- men's Mines," have no little diph)- matlc finesse att(l a quite compli- cated protocol for official social intercourse. The bhmt-cvoss-ex- an)ination methods used by some members of that first mission mystified them, and on occasion is shocked the native standards of politeness. "U. N. supervision can do a great deal of good," one highly educated Ruandan tohl me. "It all depends on how it is carried out. Basically we want to progress in our own way." WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR 1951 - i'., i:~::/ ~ .... "Through the m ss onaries " said . :! ?-.,:::: :~: .i::::: - the lette~" "we have lea'ned to .... :: : ) ::~. know what is good and what is~ ::: .i~,: :::: .: !::::. :: i:~ .... evil; throughthem we have at- ~i~::~::: ...... :: Selected from 66 candidates in the Sioux City Journal's contest, Mary Ellen Kelly of :Marcus, Is., an arthritic, sh~t-ln, has been named the first Woman of Achievement for 1951. Miss Kelly, who has spent the last 13 years on a bed of pain, Is founder and president of the League of Shut-In Sodallsts and Friends of the Sodality, with mem- bers in 41 states and nine foreign countries. She is shown with her widowed mother, Mrs. John Kelly. Photo courtesy of Queen of All Heart~ Magazine, Litchfield, ~an. (NC Photos) to set foot in Urundi were killed, but others kept coming back an- other way, and finally, despite violent opposition, succeeded in es- tablishing the first mission in 1898. Two years later, in February, 1900, the White Fathers were received in the capital of Ruanda. The poet-priest of Ruanda- Urundi is the hbbe Alexis Kagame, Matarieh, Egypt L--(NC)-- Hundreds of Catholic youth fl'equent contributor to learned his- organization leaders of seven rites from all parts of Egypt, torical and literary revues, anti with their ecclesiastical assistants, crowded the traditional the at, thor of an epic poem in kinya-rwanda, based on the pas- spot where the Holy Family took refuge in Egypt for the toTal, dynastic and war poetry of seventh annual "Friendship Day of study of youth problems his people, which is soon to appear and prayer. in a French translation. What Fa- ther Kagame has done, he explains, Melkite-Rite Archbishop Peter~ ........ is to "re-sing" the centuries-old Medawar presided at the general ready to face responsibilities, but poetry of Ruanda, infusing it with assembly. Coptic-Rite Prof. Magdi more efforts are urged to counter- a Christian spirit. Doss, president of the Catholic act the rising tide of Moslem fan. "If the folklore of Ruanda- Association ofEgyptian Young aticism and state secularization by Urundi has been saved," Father Men, addressedthe gathering on making Catholic thought and ae- Kagame told this eorrespondeut, the Social responsibilities of the tion penetrate the life of a country Egyptian Catholic youth, the theme where Catholicism is by no means "it is due to the Catholic Chu~'ch.'--Of the meeting, a foreign importation, Egypt hav- "Stressing the need of a solid Christian education as a basis for a ,t 1 happy and successful nat,on, P "of. Doss dwelt on the danger of the lack of an. "Egyptian social con- science" in those Catholics, who, having attended foreign schools in Egypt and lived in close touch with ing been won to the Church by St. Mark the Evangelist, whom St. Peter, the first Vicar of Christ, sent from Rome to Alexandria shortly after the death of Our Lord. Spain Presents.Award To Mrs. John W. McCormack Washington --(NC)-- Spain's highest award to a woman was be- stowed here July 9 on Mrs. John W MeCormack, wife of the ma- jority leader of the House of Rep- resentatives. J ASK FOR J "GLADS" ICE CREAM AHD CREAM-I- SWEET BUTTER O Rockford Freeport Tel 3-5530 Main 1330 the European world, did not sense the gravity of their social respon- sibilities, Though Catholics of all rites number less than 250,000 in a total population of approximately 20,- 000,000, they are called to occupy a very important place in the Egyptian world because of the prestige enjoyed by the Holy See Ambassador Jose Felix de Le- I ' in the Arab lands generally and querica conferred the Order of FOR PROMPT REMOVAL OF because of the great influence of Queen Isabella the Catholic on Mrs I K._...r.llect Egypt an society..The nume,:cal honor at the Spanish Embassy. DEAD OR DISEASED ANIMALS Catl,ol~e Seh~ioeis in all rank:i of lVlcCormack at a dinner in her l rnun. v. ~v mmorlcy oz Egyptian ~.;atnollcs, ~'IVa Mr.q MeCnrrnaek . The award ........................ l 4, . , , . ,, stud Professor Doss, Is counterbal- +~.. +;+t~ ^~ ..... :.^ , , bll~ bll~~ y+IL llal~ll.l|~l~. l}onltary Kenaerlflg ~o. anced by Its moral superiority . l Main 2929 Freeport which adds great weight to Cath- . Representative MeCormack, who I olie responsibilities. Is Trom massaenusetts, nas long " Some of the grace social prob- sought to establish more friendly I~h.,~ ~ ~ lems which now confront Cathohc" relatmns between this counhy" and I~ youth in Egypt are: the revival of Spain. I 1 -~ I 1 Islam, the state of religion, as a :~ I . I ll "~l , " II I :faith and as a culture based on the ,,, ] J[L~l Im~b~UL_~ I l~j Moslem doctrine of the superiority r" ..... ii ~ / . --. :of the Mohammedan believer; ab- rfl Ir" [r'~ ~ I fl I[1 /~'--~ ~ -;- ---qm .... senteeism from public life caused 1 ~ II II ~ dP q~ Ill 12 W. Stepnenson -- rrcepon I bY the fear of discriminatory meas- ures in public appointments; grad- | For Fin~ Ladies Footwearl] ual suppression of Christian rights, I-Into,. Igucn|~k;~ I ......... ~-S.- " Ilespecially in connection with mat- " .................. I .. liters of personal status (marriage naP nn e J I~AKL ~rlNl~LI;;h Iland consequences); and the want,~m u~r D~v~. I WITH _ __ IJ of a sufficient knowledge of their n .... a:..t.. . I gTUKI~I~IBICR~'S JJeountry'a language (Arabic) and "~" ........... I IIhistory. Funeral Directors ................... ~ Egypt'e youth was held to be L Expelled Missioners Blessed By Holy Father Rome--(NC) -- Two Maryknoll Missioners, recently exl)elled front China by the communists, receiv- e(I the blessing of Ills IIollness Pope Plus XI[ for all Maryknollers on the 40th birthday of their for- eign mission society. The priests are the Revs. Ed- ward J. Moffett of Newark, N.J., and Lloyd I. Glass of Cresco, Iowa. They stopped in Rome on their way to the United States from Ifong Kong. Churchs - Clubs Societies- K.C., Etc. For your Bazaar, Bo