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RCTIC MISSIONARY Father Jules M. Onvert, S.J., (above) is super- of Alaska's far-flung Jesuit He has spent 22 helping to solve the of Alaska's 43,000 ms- Indians and Aleuts. lie served in some of Alaska's st Primitive outposts, and to organize for the In- Lan residents a co-operative and reindeer herd. Fath- Convert is also executive of Alaska's Socio- Advisory Committee. (NC Photo) Representative GARY EUBANKS has served you well in the Legislature -- KEEP HIS EXPERIENCE IN ACTION Vote To Re-Elect , Representative GARY EUBANKS POSITION THREE Keep His Experience In Action Po,.' ad. pd. by Ruby Ilurley John l'emw ., Gone Sievers 'Modus Vivendi' Holy See, Tunisia Sign Accord; Church Cedes Considerable Property Vatican City (E) -- The Ihdy See and Tunisia have reached an agreement ensuring the Church freedom of action in that Moslem country and the transfer of many church build- ings and properties to the Tm]i- sian government without com- pensation. Among the lerms of the agreement, jt was revealed in an "authoritative" article pub- lished in the Vatican City daily, L'Osservatore Romano, it has been agreed that the present archdiocese of Carthage will be reduced to the status of the in- del)endent prelature of Tunis. A Vatican press office bulletin termed the agreement a "modus vivendi," In the accompanying article in the Vatican Cily daily, a "modus vivendi" was described as a diplomatic international convention which "does not constitute a complete or wholly satisfactory settlement of the various questions concerning relations between the Church and state in a given country." In the absence of such a settle- ment, "evidently immature or not yet possible, the 'modus vivendi' arms at ensuring at least certain conditions' in(iis- pensable for the life of the. Church and for its relations with state authorities and or- ganizations." Long Negotiations This modus vivendi is the fruit of a long period of nego- tiations between the ltoly See and Tunisia, resulting in part from the wholesale migration of Italian and French settlers from Tunisia after it passed from French control to the sta- tus of an independent country in 1959. In the L'Osservatore Romano article, which the press bulle- tin described as "authoritative," it was pointed out that the agreement is the "first ,diplo- matic agreement between the lioly See and the government of a nation which has entered lslamism into its constitution as the state religion and in which those who belong to the Catholic religion have so far represented a minority living on Tunisian soil." The article in the Vatican City daily noted that the situa- tion arising from the exodus of Italian and French communi- ties and from a "juridical vacuum due to nonrecognition on the part of the new state . . has created problems which the 'modus vivendi' is intended to solve in the best and most complete manner that is at present possible." Difficulties arising from the negotiations between the Holy See and Tunisia "rather than checking the effort for a solu- tion, served to underline the need to find through good will a meeting point acceptable to both sides," the article said. It continued: The Catholic Church has given manifest proof in Tunisia of generous readiness in ac- cepting sacrifices, even onerous ones, by ceding, without mater- ial compensation, most of the buildings and properties which by now seemed  and to a large extent really were -- no hmger proportionate to the re- quirements of a profoundly changed de facto situation. Public Interest "The government of the Tuni- sian republic for its part as- sures that the ceded places of worship will be used only for purposes of public interest in keeping with the original pur- pose of the buildings them- selves. "These sacrifices were made in a spirit of friendship toward a friendly people, with cordial esteem for the values of a deveh)ping nation and with the intention, certainly not tu weaken, but on the contrary to render lnore intense a coopera- tion which both sides show they regard as good and enduring. "For this reason the ttoly See took care above all that the agreement ensured necessary conditions for the presence, the life, the free organizations and the fruitful activity of the Church in Tunisia in the exer- cise of worship, in the care of souls, in religious-teaching to its own faithful as well in the schools and in hospital assis- tance." The article noted that, while lhe number of churches in Tunisia has been greatly re- duced by terms of the agree- ment, the govermnent has pledged to assist Catholics in the exereise of their worship throughout Tunisia. This would include the use of chapels in Catholic instilutions and priv- ate pren]ises and also w o u 1 d permit priests to enter Tunisia for service in the churches. The article disclosed the fact that the archdiocese of Car- thage has been reduced to the See TUNISIA on Page 12 THE GUARDIAN JULY 17, 196411 I JONESBORO- PARAGOULD IJ roll i i Open a charge account We deliver SgERWt#. WtLUAMS "May we help you with Your Painting Needs?" Phone CE 6-3158 210 S. Pruett Paragould FALSTAFF Distributing Company ED. ROLESON, JR. PARAGOULD - BLYTHEVILLE CHURCH And SHOPPER'S GUIDE Shop and Save with these Hometown Merchants . . Your Business is always Appreciatedl PARAGOULD St. Mary's Church -- Sunday Masses: 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Holyday Masses: 6:30 A.M. and 6:00 P,M. 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