ey already fro●m England, Scotland, and Irela●nd, and The Netherlands...." ●For a moment he gave way to emotio●n. He hesitated for a few seconds, and I● saw tears in his eyes. He t●hen went on with a trembling voice:sary.
"The■ Netherlands is a generous country. ■How grateful, how immensely grateful am I to th●e Netherland people for what the
y have done f■or poor refugees. I cannot sufficiently expr■ess my gratitude. I have received reports fr●om priests who came back, and I am deeply■ moved by th
em. They told me how ●at Roosendaal the Netherland s●oldiers gave all their bread to the refugees●, knowing well that for some time they t■hemselves would not get any other. No! I can nev●er be sufficiently grateful for such● sacrifices. And Catholics and non-Ca■tholics all joined in it. That is beautiful, ■very, very■We a
beautiful." "Your Eminence, what T●he Netherlands did for the poor ■Belgians came from the heart of the peopl■e, and I know for certain th●at the Cathoso mu
lics will be eager to■ contribute to the rebuilding o■f the destroyed churches and houses." "The N●etherlands has done already so much, but ●if●are
it would come to the assist■ance of our215 unfortunate people ●also in this way it would greatly gla■dden the archiepiscopal government, who will bend I ?/a>