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Pacific Stars and Stripes, Dec. 28, 1953

Catholics Donate $35,000 to Orphans

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Pac S&S)- Francis Cardinal Spellman announced today he would donate a total of $35,000 to the orphans of Korea on behalf of the Catholics of New York.

The cardinal said he would give $5,000 to each of the seven Korean bishops who will handle the care and education of children who had been orphaned during the Korean war.

"I want to have a part with our soldiers in helping your children to grow up to be worthy citizens of Korea," the cardinal told some 80 Korean orphan girls who stood in the front rank of 600 Korean Catholics in Seoul Cathedral Auditorium.






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