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IN 1952!
Vol. 1, No. 14
Is Keynote
Of Sunday
Millions In Nation Offer
Prayer And Penance
For All Persecuted
(N.C.W.C. News Service)
In the Columbus Diocese as well
as throughout the nation, Catho
lics last Sunday besieged heaven
with prayers and penances in ans
wer to the call of their Bishops to
observe December 30 as a day of
prayer and reparation for their
persecuted brethren in the com
munist-ruled lands.
Following the last Sunday Mass
in city churches, from coast to
coast there was all-day exposition
of the Blessed Sacrament. In the
late afternoon or evening, there
was a Holy Hour at which Litanies
and other special prayers were re
cited, followed by Benediction of
the Blessed Sacrament.
In rural chapels of the nation,
where all-day exposition was in
advisable, there were Holy Hours
followed by Benediction.
At virtually all Sunday Masses,
appropriate sermons were preach
ed, dealing with the most cruel
persecution of the Church in mod
ern times. Prayers were offered
too for the conversion of Russia.
In some localities the faithful
made their way through drifts of
snow to reach their churches. In
other places they traveled along
icy streets and highways, in bitter
cold, to be one with their fellow
Catholics of the United States in
remembering their persecuted
brethren in other lands.
The day of prayer and repara
tion was the outgrowth of a re
solution adopted by the Archbish
ops and Bishops of the United Sta
tes at their annual General Meet
ing in Washington, in November.
This resolution expressed sorrow
over the indifference of so-called
Christian governments toward the
“frightful persecution.” The re
solution also called the roll of na
tions in which the persecution of
religion now rages, including Rus
sia, the Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Hun
gary, Rumania, Bulgaria, Albania,
Eastern Austria, Czechoslovakia,
Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania,
Eastern Germany, Mongolia, China
and Northern Korea.
In the wake of the resolution,
Archbishop Francis P. Keough of
Baltimore, Chairman of the Admin
letter requesting that Sunday, De
cember 30 (the day following the
Feast of St. Thomas a Becket,
martyred Archbishop of Canter
bury, who was killed in 1170, in a
persecution of another era) be ob
served with prayers and acts of
reparation offered up in behalf of
persecuted co-religionists in com
munist-dominated countries.
Board of the National
Welfare Conference, dis
to all Archbishops and
of the United States a
The response of the Archbishops
and Bishops was immediate, and
the cooperation of the laity was
earnest and impressive in every
section of the United States.
Scotland District
Says No Catholic
Teachers Wanted
LONDON, (NC) A Catholic
cannot become a teacher in the
Scots county of Caithness, it has
been revealed.
Col. Ian McHardy, Caithness di
rector of education, announced this
when he told the county educa
tion committee that he was asking
an applicant for the post of do
mestic science teacher at Wick
High School whether she was a
Protestant or a Catholic. The
rule is contained in the education
committee’s minutes, he pointed
out. The applicant was from Ire
A member of the committee,
James Mulraine, objected to this,
saying that if there were Catholic
pupils there should be Catholic
Councillor J. Abrach Mackay
said the school was a Protestant
one and they should try to avoid
appointing a Catholic. The com
mittee deferred its decision.
Directors To Plan
Regional Meeting
Of Catholic Youth
Catholic Youth Directors of the
Cincinnati Province which in
cludes the six Dioceses of Ohio—
will meet in Columbus Wednesday.
Jan. 9, to draw up plans for a re
gional convention of the recently
formed National Council of Cathol
ic Youth.
The Rev. Vincent Mooney, Dio
cesan Youth Director, will be host
to next week’s planning session.
Moderator of the Regional Council
of Catholic Youth is the Rev. Earl
L. Whalen, CYO Director Oa the
Cincinnati Archdiocese.
Tentative plans call for the re
gional convention to take place In
Columbus in April.
Recent reports from Budapest
indicated that Monsignor Beresz
toczy had been named Vicar Gener
al of the Esztergom archdiocese.
Exactly who named him to the
post, the regime or Bishop Hamvas,
or under what circumstances is
not known. However, it is known
that after the imprisonment of
Archbishop Josef Groesz of Kal
ocsa, the regime forced govern
ment appointed “administrators”
on some of the Bishops.
It is believed possible here that
the regime may have forced Mon
signor Beresztoczy on Bishop Ham
vas after it arrested Monsignor Ma
trai. Vatican Radio quoted
cent issue of the Hungarian
ier, semi-official Catholic
service, which stated that
signor Beresztoczy was i
those attending the November
monthly meeting of the Hungar
ian Bishops’ conference. One
question discussed at the meeting,
the broadcast said, was “interned
I a re
i Cour
Vatican Radio has broadcast an
other report stating that Bishop
Bartholemew Badalik of Veszprem
has been completely isolated from
his clergy and faithful by com
munist police. This had led to the
belief that the regime may be
preparing a “trial” against the
Bishop, the broadcast said.
Another Vatican Radio broad
cast quoted reports stating that
already 1,500 priests and semin
arians have been drafted for mili
tary duty by the Hungarian re
gime. The broadcast stated that
the regime claims it must draft
the clergymen because of the need
of manpower to “defend peace."
They Prayed For Iron Curtain Victims
Uprooted from their homes by Red aggression, these former displaced persons, now settled in Columbus,
were glad to offer last Sunday as a day of prayer and reparation for their persecuted brethern in Com
munist-dominated lands. They are, left to right: Miss Maria Biskic and her mother, Mrs. Angela Biskic
of St. Ladislaus parish, whose husband, Pietro, was separated from them by the Communists in Yugoslavia
in 1944 and has not been heard of since then and Mrs. Anna Speharovic and her husband, Stephen,
and their 14-month-old baby, Ann Marie. The Speharovics also are refugees from Red-ruled Yugoslavia.
Hungarian Reds Jail Prelate,
Step Up War Against Church
LONDON, (NC) Msgr. Gyula
Matrai, who has served as Vicar
General of the Esztergom arch
diocese in Hungary, has been sen
tenced to two years in prison by
a Red court, according to a report
broadcast by Vatican Radio.
The Vatican broadcast identi
fied Monsignor Matrai as an asso
ciate of His Eminence Josef Card
inal Mindszenty, imprisoned Pri
mate of Hungary. It stated that
he had been approached to join
the movement of the “patriotic
priests” and had refused to do so.
Monsignor Matrai was appointed
Vicar General of the Esztergom
archdiocese in the latter part of
1950. This occurred after the Holy
See intervened to appoint Bishop
Andrew Hamvas of Csanad as
Apostolic Administrator of the
archdiocese and thus end the term
of vicar capitular of Msgr. Miklos
Beresztoczy, a pro commun i s
priest and leader of the “patrio
tic priests” movement.
The real aim of the maneuver, the
broadcast added, is to prevent
young priests from carrying on
their ecclesiastical ministry.
Hungarian Pastor, ‘Tried*
By Reds, Dies In Prison
ROME—(NC)—A Hungarian pas
tor, sentenced to 15 years impris
onment by the Red regime in
Hungary, has died in prison, ac
cording to word received in refu
gee circles here.
The Rev. Istvan Justh was
“tried” at the same time as Robert
Vogeler, the American business
man, later released. All funeral
commemorations of Father Justh
were forbidden by the Hungarian
authorities. But the people of his
parish, the report said, attended
his Requiem Mass in large num
Red Radio Broadcasts Use
Names Of Churchmen
Behind Iron Curtain
LONDON, (NC) As His Holi
ness Pope Pius XII appealed over
Vatican Radio at Christmas for “a
perfect Christian order’
only safe basis for
nist radio stations
Christmas “peace”
different type.
Displaced Persons Make Merry
At Party As Old Friends Meet
One of the most heart-warming,
events of the Christmas season
took place last Sunday when more
than 150 displaced persons who
have been resettled in the Colum
bus area under Catholic auspices
gathered at a party sponsored for
them by the Central Deanery unit
of the Catholic Youth Council.
There were excited conversa
tions in all the languages of Eas
tern Europe, with much laughter
and a few tears, as the families
met in the Nurses Home of St.
Francis Hospital for an afternoon
of entertainment and refresh
The Rev. William E. Kappes,
Director of Charities and Hospitals,
spoke warm words of welcome, and
the Rev. Paul Laurinaitis, Lithu
anian priest who came here in
June as a DP, translated them in
to several European tongues.
One of the most touching inci
dents of the affair was the reunion
of two couples who had he*n
friends two years earlier in one of
as the
peace, commu
beamed forth
message of a
The messages were attributed to
religious leaders in the Iron Cur
tain countries. But their tone
varied greatly from that of the
Pope. His Holiness declared that
permanent peace can be found
only if the world returns to Christ
ian beliefs. The messages attribu
ted to the Iron Curtain prelates
railed at the western “aggressors.”
One broadcast by 9he Moscow
radio quoted what it called the
Christmas address of “Catholic
Bishop Peter Strods” in the cathed
ral at Riga, Latvia.
(According to the
Pontifical yearbook, Archbishop
Anthony Springovics
of the Riga archdiocese and the Rt.
Rev. Peter Strods is a Monsignor
of the archdiocese.)
“We are living in days when a
new world war threatens,” Radio
Moscow quoted Monsignor Strods
as saying. “That the menace of
the United States and British ag
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most recent
is still head
Europe’s DP camps.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ivan
a Slovenian couple, and
Mrs. Lario Stilinovic of
via, the reunion was the
of the whole afternoon.
Mr. and
There were other highlights,
however. One of them was the
presentation of a hand-carved, rich
ly ornamented wooden cross by the
Ukrainian Catholics of Columbus—
all former DP’s—to the Rev. Law
rence Corcoran, Assistant Director
of Charities, in gratitude for his
work in resettling them here.
Congratulations came from all
sides to a young Latvian couple,
Mr. and Mrs. Janis Villums. who
were married in St. Joseph’s Cathe
dral last July. They first met in
a European DP camp four years
Diffident at first, the guests lost
their shyness as the afternoon wore
on and by the time the party was
over, all of them seemed to feel a
little less displaced.
Bishop In Soviet Zone
COLOGNE, (NC) Msgr. Fried
rich Rintelen, Vicar General of
the Archdiocese
Westphalia, has
second Auxiliary
diocese. He will
burg, in the Soviet zone of occu
pation. There Bishop Rintelen
will replace Bishop Wilhelm Wesk
amm, who some months ago be
came Bishop of Berlin.
Phony ‘Peace’
Messages Hit
of Paderborn,
been appointed
Bishop of that
reside in Magde-
One day, as his friends were car
rying him to his station, he saw St.
Peter and St. John walking towards
the Temple and asked for alms.
Peter said: “Silver and gold I have
none but what I have I give thee.
In the name of Jesus Christ of Naz
areth, arise and walk.” Taking the
man by his right hand, St. Peter
raised him up, and immediately his
feet and ankles became strong.
And the lame man went with them
into the Temple, walking, leaping
and praising God. The Acts of the
Apostles, which records this event,
relates that this miracle occasioned
at least 5,000 conversions
This narrative was the occasion
of a terrific storm some 40 years
ago. At the time it was a storm in
a teacup, but its reververations
were destined to spread over the
There was a deanery meeting of
Episcopalian clergymen in a small
rural town of Long Island, N.Y.
They were concerned with gather
ing funds for foreign missions. A
well known speaker was invited
to address the meeting. The speak
er was the Rev. Paul Francis Watt
son, S.A., founder of an Episcopal
ian religious community on Fran
ciscan lines at Graymoor Monas
tery here in Garrison.
For some time this man had stud
ied and prayed over the position
of St. Peter in God’s plan for His
Church. He related the event of
St. Peter and the lame man at the
Temple gate. Then he launched in
to a fiery appeal. He declared that
the lame man was a symbol of the
Anglican communion: lame from
birth and lying prostrate just be
yond the door of entrance of the
Catholic Church, its hands always
outstretched for alms. The only
hope for health was for them to fix
their gaze on the successor of St.
peter and beg for the power of
walking and leaping into the
Church of God.
As might be expected, this ser
mon aroused furious opposition
and was interrupted before he was
able to develop his theme needless
to say, he was never invited to
preach again. But Father Paul, as
he was called, continued his propa
ganda through a monthly magazine
called The Lamp.
In the latter part of 1907, he call-
Fr. Healey Awarded MA
By Ohio State University
Th Rev. Edward F. Healey, pro
fessor of Latin and English at St.
Charles Seminary, Columbus, was
awarded the degree of Master of
Arts in Classical Languages by
Ohio State University Dec. 20.
Father Healey was awarded the
degree after the completion of two
years work at the University and
the submitting of a thesis which
dealt with the editing of a 15th
century manuscript on a play by
The Catholic Times
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, Jan. 4, 1952
History Of Unity Octave Is
An Inspiring Story Of Grace
(This article dealing with the world wide observance of the Chair
Unity Octave, is written by the director of the observance in the
United states and a member of the Franciscian Friars of the Atone
ment, which, while a Protestant community, originated the period of
prayer for the return of separated Christians to union with the Holy
See and for the conversion of noni-Christtans. The Octave observance is
conducted annually from January 18, Feast of St. Peter's Chair at
Rome, to January 25, Feast of the Conversion of St- Paul.)
By Rev. Edward F. Hanahoe, S.A.
(Written for N.C.W.C. News Service)
GARRISON, N.Y.—There was a man, lame from his mother’s womb,
who sat daily, by the gate of the Temple of Jerusalem, begging. He
was a familiar sight to the regular Temple visitors.
Joys Of Ordination Described
By Max Jordan, Priest At 57
Famous News Reporter Makes The Headlines, Then
Writes The Story Himself
The following article was written by Dr- Jordan at the request of
N.C.W.C. News Service, which he has served for many years, and is
continuing to serve as a news correspondent. Dr. Jordan was or
dained to the priesthood at the age of 57, December 8, at the Bene
dictine Archabbey of Beuron, Germany. The rare character of the
event was deemed ample reason to acquaint the millions of readers
who know him through his dispatches with the thoughts and feelings
of a newspaperman ordained at 57.
By Rev. Dr. Max Jordan
Correspondent, N.C.W.C. News Service
BEURON, Germany, Dec. 29 “That you may
a priest I”
Archbishop Aloisius J. Muench, Bishop of Fargo
Nuncio to Germany, the golden mitre on his head, the
right hand, had imparted to me his solemn blessing at the end of my
ordination. I had recited the Creed and promised “reverence
obedience” to him as my Ordinary, and to his successors.
Now I was a priest: a minister
of the eternal High Priest, Jesus
ing to the likeness of Melchise
dech" (Hebr. 7,15).
A priest forever “accord
In rapt silence, the congregation
which was packing the church of
this famed Benedictine Abbey had
witnessed the rites at the altar.
My family and many dear friends
were present in the front pews.
The choir of monks had chanted
the Mass of the Feast of the Im
maculate Conception.
But I was alone with my God.
O Lord, how wonderful are the
ways of Thy Providence! In Thy
infinite mercy hast Thou received
me as Thy servant. Through the
bounty of Thy unfathomable grace
hast Thou fulfilled the deep long-
ed for widespread prayer for unity
with the See of Peter. It was a real
stroke of genius when he discover
ed the best time for this prayer. He
discovered in the Roman calendar
that the Feast of the Chair of St.
Peter at Rome was observed on
January 18 and the Feast of the
Conversion of St. Paul on January
25 the period embracing these
two feasts was eight days—an Oc
tave. That was how the Chair of
Unity Octave was born.
It u'as first observed by the com
munity he founded and some sym
pathetic readers of The Lamp mag
azine in 1908. The clash between
opposition and enthusiasm which
greeted the first observance of the
Octave, served to spread it all the
By October 30, 1909, the tiny
community of the Society of the
Atonement was received into the
Catholic Church. This unique type
of reception was made possible
through the gracious concession of
Blessed Pope Pius X, who had him
self followed the development of
the community with great interest
and prayed for its conversion. The
same Pope also gave his approval
and blessing on the work of pro
moting the Chair of Unity Octave.
This has been repeated by all the
Popes who have succeeded him.
(Continued on Page 2)
Holy Name Rally Jan. 13
be blessed as
and Apostolic
crozier in his
ring of my soul.
been given the
man can obtain:
to Beuron, the experience of the
Benedictine liturgy, contacts with
the Fathers who are the guardians
of one of Europe’s most popular
sanctuaries and pilgrimage centers
had then been the determining
factors of my conversion from Pro
years ago I
greatest gift
the Faith. Visits
Twenty-seven years ago I had
become a Catholic, and ever since
I had felt the calling to become a
priest, to go all out in the follow
ing of Christ, to
heart and soul to
His Church. And
goal was achieved,
a priest
devote myself
the service of
now the high
I had become
I was looking back on the years
of my life, on my travels all over
the world as a newspaperman, on
the variety of my expierences as
a reporter and broadcaster, always
in the forefront, as it were, of
history, always concerned with the
day’s news and always yearn
ing for the truth which is eternal,
for the values which transcend the
mere ephemerals of human affairs.
St. Augustine had long convinc
ed me that the heart of man can
not find rest unless it rests in God,
but it seemed that I was destined
to serve Him as best I could, as a
layman, battered about in the
stream of contemporary events.
Even before becoming a convert,
I had longed for a life entirely de
voted to the service of the Church,
as a priest, or Religious perhaps.
However, a good many obstacles
stood in my way. Family obliga
tions, ties to the world which could
not be severed without, perhaps,
causing harm to others, a political
situation fraught with extraordin
ary uncertainties which affected
my own as well as the destinies
of other people to such an extent
that personal ambitions and legiti
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Over $100,000 Is
Allotted By Chest
To Three Agencies
Allocations totaling more than
$100,000 from the Community
Chest to Catholic welfare agencies
in Columbus were announced last
The Catholic Welfare Bureau re
ceives $62,500, or $12,500 more
than last year’s allotment.
To St. Euphrasia’s School, con
ducted by the Good Shepherd Sis
ters, the Chest allotted $22,928.98,
compared with last year’s $19,800.
St. Stephen’s Conmunity House
receives $20,230 this year, com
pared with $17,500 allocated to it
last year.
Asks Less Stress on Credits
More on Theology, in Colleges
One of the nation’s leading Ca
tholic educators last week called
for greater emphasis on theology
in Catholic colleges and less on
counting up credits.
He is Dr. Roy J. Deferrari, Sec
retary-General of the Catholic Uni
versity of America, who addressed
the 13th annual convention of the
American Catholic Sociifiogica! So
ciety at Washington, D. C.
He urged Catholic college admin
istrators to reorganize their cur
ricula “so that emphasis is placed
on studying subject matter and on
training the intellect and the spir
it, not on accumulating credits.”
The revamped college program,
Dr. Deferrari declared, “must be
centered about a group of basic
and unifying subjects: theology,
philosophy, and history but es
pecially theology.”
Dr. Deferrari said that Catholic
educators, “while loudly proclaim
ing the importance of theology
and philosophy in Catholic higher
education, have all too often just
drifted along, imitating their non
Catholic neighbors, and trusting in
a few desultory courses in so-called
religious education and the general
atmosphere of their institutions to
provide that element which would
justify their being called Catholic.”
“The so-called ‘elective’ system.
although followed only in part but I
with little discrimination, has led
to the downfall of many Catholic
colleges as Catholic colleges,” he
said. “Likewise the introduction
of ‘ad hoc’ courses into various
programs of study in such numbers
that the professed purpose of a
Catholic college is obscured, has
contributed heavily to this same
(Dr. Deferrari gave as examples
of “ad hoc” subjects “certain cour
ses” in business, home economics,
and library science.)
“The program of the great ma
jority of colleges today is not a
unit bound together by a pervad
ing philosophy and theology, with
all the teachers and students par
ticipating in the program conscious
of the common end of their com
bined efforts, but a largely hetero
geneous collection of separate and
distinct compartments of learning
with each teacher thinking primar
ily of the purely intellectual or
academic phase of his own subject
alone, and the student expecting
nothing more than this from
course and its teacher,”
“Any consciousness of
tionship between a course
total program has been essentially
a rela
and the
As its contribution to a reform
(Continued on Page 2)
James J. Rabbitt, above, is Chair
man of the Central Deanery Holy
Name Rally scheduled for Jan.
Clothes Drive
Nets 7 Million
Pounds in U. S.
NEW YORK—(NC)—More than
7.000.000 pounds of clothing, blan
kets and shoes were collected in
the Bishops’ emergency clothing
campaign conducted in Catholic
churches throughout the United
States during Thanksgiving week,
according to an announcement by
Msgr. Edward E. Swanstrom. exec
utive director of War Relief Serv
ices—National Catholic Welfare
Conference, under whose auspices
the campaign was conducted.
Monsignor Suanstrom said that
5,300,000 pounds of these needed
materials already are on their way
to the suffering people in Korea,
the refugees and expellees in Ger
many, Austria, Italy and other
Western European countries, and
to hundreds of thousands of ref
ugees in the Middle East. Ship
ments have also gone forward for
thousands of refugees in Hong
Kong and Formosa.
“Because of the great suffering
in war-torn Korfea, nearly 1,500.-000
pounds of materials have been for
warded to that area.” Monsignor
Swanstrom stated. “Similarly be
cause of the suffering occasioned
by the recent floods in Italy, an
equally large shipment was for
warded to that country for distri
bution through the Pontifical Com
mission of Assistance. A shipment
was made to those who were
tims of volcanic eruption in
Philippine Islands.
“The tremendous response
this campaign by the good people
of the United States.” Monsignor
Swanstrom said, “is an indication
of their continuous sympathy for
the suffering that is going on in
other parts of the world and of
their desire to lend the sufferers
every possible assistance.
Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year
Expect 15,000 Men Of Diocese
To Pray For Peace Of Christ
An army of men, 15,000 strong, from the Diocese of Columbus
will make a concerted effort for peace in the world when they meet
in churches throughout the diocese Sunday. Jan. 13 at 3 They are
the men of the Holy Name Society, whose theme for this year’s annual
rally is the cessation of armed warfare throughout the world that the
peace of Christ may enter the hearts of all men.
The men from the central dean
ery will meet in St. Joseph Cathed
ral where, after a hymn to the
Holy Name, they will be led in the
recitation of the Rosary by the
Very Rev. Msgr. Harry S. Connelly,
pastor of the Cathedral.
The sermon for the occasion will
be preached by the Rev. James
Cleary. O.M.I., of the Oblate Mis*
sion Band at West Jefferson. The
Rev. Albert E. Culliton, Diocesan
Director of the Holy Name So
ciety, will lead the men in the re
newal of the Holy Name pledge.
James J. Rabbitt, chairman of
the rally, will be agisted by the
following men:
Fergus A. Theibert, Robert Leis*
ter, Matthew Haban, Eugene Cass
ady, Charles Stolpa Joseph Weis
enbach. Charles Leach. Henry Rein
hardt, Charles Gilbert and Jack
Programs similar io the one be
ing held in the Central Deanery
will be observed in the other four
deaneries of the diocese. All the
men have been urged to attend the
Holy Name Mass to be offered that
morning and to receive Commun
ion for the intention of the Bishop.
Bishop Will Celebrate
Epiphany At Orphanage
Bishop Ready will celebrate
“Little Christmas,” the feast of
the Epiphany, Sunday. Jan. 6,
with the orphans at St. Vincent’s
Orphanage, Columbus.
The Bishop will celebrate
Mass at 9 a. m. in the chapel
at St. Vincent’s after which a
program will be presented in
his honor by the children.
Luncheon Club
Will Welcome
New Officers
New officers of the Catholic
Men’s Luncheon Club will be in
stalled Friday. Jan. 4. at the next
regular luncheon meeting, in the
Virginia Hotel, Columbus.
The new president, named with
other officers at a meeting of the
Board of Trustees, Dec. 28. is Law
rence T. Murnane, Christ the King
Parish, Columbus. Other new of
ficers of the club are: Frank J.
Lorenz, St. Christopher, vice presi
dent Leo Kletzly, Immaculate Con
ception, secretary, and E. W. Bnn
gardner. Holy Rosary, treasurer.
Thomas W. Applegate. Columbus
attorney, will be the speaker at the
Jan. 4 meeting. “A Catholic Law
yer's Approach to Domestic Prob
lems,” is his topic.
New members of the Luncheon
Club’s Board of Trustees were elec
ted at the last meeting, Dec. 7.
They are: E. W. Bringardner,
Ralph J. Kramer, Sr., E. H. Echen
rode, Charles E. Leach, and Ed. O.
Where Persecution Once Raffed
This imposing 65-foot statue of Christ the King, claimed to be the
largest in the Americas, was recently dedicated on Cubilete Mountain,
near Leon, Mexico, on top of the highest peak in the state. The
Sculptor was Fideas Elizondo. More than 100,000 pilgrims were pres*
ent at its dedication. It is located at almost the exact geographical
cantor of Mexico.

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