Religion: Strike the Shepherd

Father Patrick J. Byrne was 35 when he went to Korea to open the first mission of the American Maryknoll Fathers there. That was 29 years ago. Thereafter, save for a six-year assignment in the U.S., Father Byrne made the Far East missions his life work. He was a missionary in Japan when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, but thanks to his widely known charities he was never interned. Later he returned to Korea as bishop and apostolic delegate. There, he denounced the Communist persecution of priests in North Korea. The Communist formula, he wrote, was: "Strike the shepherd and the...

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