Religion: First Martyrs

The first case of missionaries martyred by the Japanese in World War II was reported last week. At Ruavatu on war-torn Guadalcanal four Roman Catholic missionaries of the Society of Mary and the Marist Fathers were bayoneted in the throat: Sisters Mary Sulvia of France and Mary Odilia of Italy, Father Henry Engberink of The Netherlands and Massechusetts-born Father Arthur Duhamel. Three days later the Dutch announced that eight more Catholics, including the 70-year-old Bishop of the Kai Islands, north of Australia, had been executed.

Blond, slim, wavy-haired Father Duhamel was 33, one...

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