Sunday, June 5, 2011

A French Jesuit In The Middle Of The Sino-Japanese War

Baby during the invasion of Shanghai
A hundred thousand Chinese refugees are huddled in the narrow safety zone at Shanghai in charge of a Jesuit priest, Father Jacquinot (Fr. Robert Jacquinot de Besange, S.J.). They are in a dreadful plight, while hoards of hungry, wounded and smoke-blacked refugees clamor at the iron-barred gates for admission, and plead for bread and water.
 Link (here) to read the full article at The Age, published Nov 17th 1937. Link (here) to a book about Fr. Jacquinot entitled, "The Jacquinot Safe Zone"

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