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    TWO SPECIAL ENVOYS OF POPE PAUL HAVE COMPLETED A TOUR OF AREAS OF THE BREAKAWAY PROVINCE OF EASTERN NIGERIA.

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    PAPAL ENVOYS MEETING COLONEL OJUKWU AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE BREAKAWAY PROVINCE'S REGIME.




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    Background: TWO SPECIAL ENVOYS OF POPE PAUL HAVE COMPLETED A TOUR OF AREAS OF THE BREAKAWAY PROVINCE OF EASTERN NIGERIA. THE ENVOYS ARRIVE IN THE PROVINCE -- NOW CALLING ITSELF BIAFRA -- ON FEBRUARY 7. THEY CARRIED A MESSAGE FOR COLONEL OJUKWU FROM PEOPLE PAUL.

    THE ENVOYS, MONSIGNOR GEORGE ROCHEAU, DIRECTOR OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL RELIEF ORGANISATION, AND MONSIGNOR DOMINIC CONWAY, RECTOR OF THE IRISH COLLEGE IN ROME, HAD A MEETING WITH THE EASTER NIGERIAN LEADER ON FEBRUARY 8 AT UMUAHIA.

    DURING THEIR TOUR THE MONSIGNOR WERE ACCOMPANIED BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF EASTERN NIGERIA, ARCHBISHOP ARINZE.

    THE MESSAGE FROM POPE PAUL IS REPORTED TO HAVE APPEALED FOR A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT TO THE INTERNAL STRIFE THAT HAS DIVIDED NIGERIA FOR NEARLY A YEAR.

    LATER, THE ENVOYS CELEBRATED MASS AT THE UMUAHIA CATHEDRA. COLONEL OJUKWU ATTENDED THE SERVICE.

    DURING THEIR VISIT TO EASTERN NIGERIA THE PAPAL REPRESENTATIVES VISITED SEVERAL STRATEGIC TOWNS, AND INSPECTED REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS AT AWKA. THEIR VISIT CONCLUDED ON MONDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA129LO9S8ABLVCVMZTVYHF8QBC
    Media URN:
    VLVA129LO9S8ABLVCVMZTVYHF8QBC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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