Protestant denominations have urged most of their missionaries to leave China, but Roman Catholic policy has been for all their missionaries to stick it out as long as they could be useful. Result: the Chinese Communist anti-foreigner campaign has lately been concentrating on the Catholics.
In Hong Kong last week appeared nine bewildered nuns of an order of Sisters of
Charity. Their leader, Sister Superior Maria Loretta, had spent 27 uninterrupted years in China's interior; all the others had served at least 18 years, and expected never to see the U.S. again. Their orphanage, hospital and teaching mission were tucked away...