Religion: Fifty Years

The Duchess of Vendome, nee Princess Henrietta of Belgium, sister of King Albert, addressed to the people of France a public letter inviting them to associate themselves with the people of Belgium in celebrating the golden jubilee of Desire Cardinal Mercier, Archbishop of Malines.

A presentation will be made to the great cardinal on the 50th anniversary of his ordination on April 4. Possibly it will be a sum of money large enough to rebuild his Seminary.

The Cardinal requests that his jubilee be essentially modest and pious.

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