Religion: Prelates for Britain

> Archbishop Francis Joseph Spellman of New York announced a Mass for the British in St. Patrick's Cathedral June 4 (which happens to have been the birthday of King George III). This is the first Mass for Britain in the history of the great church dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. It indicates a meaningful shift in Irish-American Catholic sentiment.

> Still more explicit was another Irish-American—Bishop Joseph Patrick Hurley of St. Augustine—who served at the Vatican from 1934 through the first year of World War II. Last week Bishop Hurley became the first...

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