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PAGE 8 THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 3, 1969 , 2._ Archbishop Cooke Ends Christmas to U.S. Troops in Vietnam and a sense of mission. This is A r c hbi s h o p Cooke concele- something we in America can be brated Christmas Mass at Tan States servicemen in Vietnam De- cember 27, Archbishop Terence J. Cooke of New York, military vicar for the U. S. armed forces, summed up his impressions. "It's been a marvelous exper- tence and I have been so im- pressed with the dedication of our military men and the efforts they are making to preserve freedom and also to promote the peace," he said. "I have been very impressed by the chaplains I have met, they are certainly very impressive men and we can be very proud of them. They have done so much to keep the moral of our military men so proud of. It's been a joy, of course, to bring them the greet- ings from the folks at home and also to assure them of our pray- erful good wishes," the archbis- hop asserted. The archbishop had just concel- ebrated Mass in Queen of Peace church for lay members of the American community in Saigon. In his sermon Archbishop Cooke stressed the importance of faith and hope and confidence in God -- themes he has used in all his ser- mons to the troops. After lunch Archbishop Cooke "Glory to God in the highest and brated Mass the archbisho peace to men of good will." and talked with Navy, M BLYTHEVILLE HUBBARD & HaKE Furniture & Appliances, Inc. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS i WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSlNES : A J11-o- 112 WEST WALNUT I Wh/tley Off/ce Supply BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. ERIC WHITLEY MANAGER I Mississippi County Electric B00yth00v,00Cooperative, Inc. BALDWIN PIANOS AND ORGANS New and Used Pianos Sheet Music Musical Instruments Tuning & Repairing SKIDMOR[ PIANO COMPLY 101 L Main, Blytheville Phone PO 3-7971 Blytheville, Arkansas S.E. TUNE, Distributor GULF OIL PRODUCTS LP GAS, TIRES & BATTERIES COBB EP.AL ttOME, INC. W. H. 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Preaching at the Mass, Arch- bishop Cooke addressed "my Australia Foresees Catholic Majority Canberra, Australia (NC)-- The Catholic Church seems certain to replace the Anglican Church as Australia's biggest denomination, according to studies made public in The Australian, anationaidaily. Population trend studies made in the state of Victoria and the Aus- tralian Capital Territory indicate that this has already happened there. If the trends continue, the Catholic Church should also become the largest in the states of New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory. In The Australian article, Pat- rick Tennison said census fig- ures in Victoria between 1947 and 1966 showed an increase in the state's population from 2.05-mil- lion to 3.21-million, a riseof 1.16- million or 56 per cent. But in the 19-year period, the Catholic in- crease was 469,834 or ll2per cent while the Anglican increase:was only 193,175 or 26 per cent. Prominent Polish Bishop Dies Berlin (NC) -- Auxiliary Bishop Zgymunt Choromanski of War- saw, a close collaborator of Ste- fan Cardinal Wyszynskl of War- saw and a staunch defender of Church rights in that communist- ruled nation, died of heart failure at 70. He suffered a first serious heart attack in February, 1967. Bishop Choromanski had been secretary of the Polish hierarchy since 1946 and defended the in- terests of the Church as a mem- ber of the episcopate-state joint commission. In late 1965, when the govern- ment was attacking the Church for a conciliatory letter which the Polish bishops had written to Ger- man bishops, the prelate told his congregation the letter was written in Christian charity and when it was made public, he was "sure that all the. propaganda in the press, radio and television will melt away." Replying to communist criticism that the bishops had not discussed the letter in advance with the government, Bishop Choromanski referred to the breakdown of the joint commission and said: "For two years they have not wanted to speak to us." Keep Current READ The Guardian Archbishop Cooke got his first real jolt Dec. 26 in Vietnam when his plane was catapulted from the deck of the attack carrier Hancock, where he had spent the night. Earlier in the morning, Rear Admiral George S. Morrison, com- mander, carrier division nine, had the archbishop as his breakfast guest. Paying a courtesy call to the headquarters of the Third Ma- rine Amphibious Force at Da- nang, Archbishop Cooke met Lt. Gem Robert R. Cushman, com- manding general, who gave him a short briefing on the general situa- L__ BLYTHEVILLE '1 TRAO|.MARK Bottling Co. B lythevi lie, Arkansas Air Force and Army Ca chaplains in the library( usa at Freedom Hill in thi marine division area. 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