April 16, 2012
Meet China's Last American Bishop
Jillian Melchior, The Daily
The Chinese prison guards allowed William Walsh to give his brother James candy, cookies, family photos and a box of cigars. A golden rosary was forbidden, however, so the devout James would continue counting prayers on his fingers. “When I told him that unless he got out we wouldn’t see each other again, James said, ‘We will meet each other in heaven,’ ” William recalled on his way back to the United States.
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