YCW founder receives Congo honor

Returning home from a Pan-African meeting of the Young Christian Workers in Lome, Togo, West Central Africa, Msgr. Joseph Cardijn, founder and chaplain general of the YCW, was honored during a stopover in Leopoldville, Congo. Upper left, Msgr. Cardijn, speaks to an enthusiastic crowd at a reception in his honor. Upper right photo, Msgr. Cardijn visits with YCW members he met during last year’s visit. In the lower photo, Msgr. Cardijn (third from left) is shown reciting the workers’ prayer. Others shown are: (from the left) Father Bonte, national YCW chaplain; Father De Schaetzen; Msgr. Cardijn; Msgr. Gastone Mojaisky-Perelli, Apostolic Delegate to the Congo and Ruanda Urundi; Auxiliary Bishop Malula of Leopoldville; Father Ekwa; Andre Bo-boliko, assistant high commissioner for Social Affairs of the Congo; and Jacques Matabisi, national president of the International Council of the YCW. (NC Photos)


YCW founder receives Congo honor (The Catholic World in Pictures, 23 January 1961) (The Catholic News Archive)

Liturgical Commission

L’Osservatore Romano announced the appointments to the Commission on the Liturgy on 26 August 1960.

Members included Bishop Joseph Malula, a former jocist chaplain from the Belgian Congo, now auxiliary bishop of Léopoldville (now Kinshasa).

The Belgian Benedictine Bernard Botte OSB, who had also worked closely with the JOC, became a consultor.