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The China Mail.

Hongkong, Monday, January 11, 1937.

No. 29,545
Page 5



   H.E. Archbishop Zanin, Papal Delegate to China, is paying a visit to Hong Kong and will arrive today at 5 p.m. on the Chenonceaux.
   He will be met by the Vicar Apostolic of Hong Kong, Bishop Valtorta, and many representatives of the Catholic community, with a guard of honour of boy scouts.
   The Apostolic Delegation to China was established in 1922, and Archbishop Zanin is the second to hold the position of Delegate. He is one of the youngest of the Papal Ambassadors, and in the three years that he has been in China he has made a host of friends among representative of all classes in China.
   After a stay of a week in Hong Kong, he will go to Canton, where a Congress of Catholic Action will be held next week, and then he will leave for Manila to attend the Eucharistic Congress there next month.
   The recently appointed Vicar Apostolic of Nanking, Bishop Yu Pin, will come to Hong Kong in company with Archbishop Zanin. Having already filled many important posts as professor and administrator, Bishop Yu Pin is the first prelate of modern times appointed to rule the ecclesiastical district of Nanking, which had its first Catholic bishop in the 17th. century.
   The present occupant of the see is only thirty six years of age, but he is already regarded as one of the leading ecclesiastics in China. He is a graduate of the Aurora University in Shanghai, and continued his studies in Europe, where he obtained a doctor's degree from two universities.
   He has taken a close interest in university life in North China, and has won in a very special way the affection of students of all classes. While still in the twenties he was entrusted with important duties by the Holy See, being one of a delegation sent to Abyssinia to investigate conditions there. He too will visit Canton and then go to Manila for the Eucharistic Congress.

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