Canada: QUEBEC: It Is the End

Cardinal Villeneuve, Archbishop of Quebec and top-ranking member of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Canada, had suffered two heart attacks in six months. A fortnight ago he left Manhattan's Misericordia Hospital for California, hoping to convalesce in a convent at Alhambra. There, around 7 o'clock one morning last week, Msgr. Paul Nicole, the Cardinal's secretary, entered the prelate's room vested for Mass. The Cardinal was sitting before a small altar. The secretary finished the Introit (preliminary to Mass). Then the Cardinal interrupted.

"Do not start your Mass now," he said quietly. "I feel myself dying. You will administer unto me...

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