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    Bishop James Edward Walsh, the 79-year-old American Roman Catholic Bishop released by The People's Republic of China on Friday (July 10) after twelve years imprisonment, is convalescing in the Maryknoll hospital, Hongkong.

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    Bishop James Edward Walsh, the 79-year-old American Roman Catholic Bishop released by The People's Republic of China on Friday (July 10) after twelve years imprisonment, is convalescing in the Maryknoll hospital, Hongkong.

    On Saturday (July 11) the former Bishop of Shangai white-haired, frail and wrapped in a brown dressing robe was helped onto the balcony of the hospital for the benefit of waiting photographers and newsmen. Earlier he had received his first communion in twelve years in his hospital bed.

    Bishop Walsh was arrested in 1958 and held incommunicado for 17 months before being charged with espionage and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. He had spent much of his life in China, going there first as a missionary in 1918.

    He is resting in a hospital run by his religious order, Maryknoll, a spokesman for the order said the Bishop would probably return to his hometown - Cumberland, Maryland - as soon as he was well enough to travel.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA43HBK8RAI05J0095GFGKNHNUU
    Media URN:
    VLVA43HBK8RAI05J0095GFGKNHNUU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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