Canada at War: The Appeal

For two months, the No. 1 spiritual adviser to Quebec's isolationist-minded millions had been very close to the war. As Military Vicar of all Roman Catholics in Canada's armed forces, His Eminence Jean Marie Rodrigue Cardinal Villeneuve had toured battlefronts, talked to fighting men of all ranks. Last week a big Lancaster brought him home.

The war had made a deep impression on the 61-year-old prelate. In London, speaking to a gathering of Canadian servicemen, he had said: "This war is a fight to the bitter end for the vindication of human rights and the preservation of Christian civilization. That...

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