CHINA: Journey to Village X

Christian missionaries still function in Communist-held parts of China; some have worked for six or eight years within Red territory. Their lot is not easy, and becomes more difficult as the Communist grip tightens. A glimpse of southern Hopeh province came last week in a letter from a Roman Catholic missionary whose name cannot be used. Father C. wrote:

In retrospect I see again my Superior calling me and saying: "Go with the mule cart to the village of X, where the missionary is ill." Before daybreak we start, a Chinese priest and a sick pupil from the school...

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