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    POPE PAUL YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BAPTISED AND CONFIRMED 12 CONGOLESE IN ST. PAUL'S BASILICA. THEY CAME?

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    POPE PAUL YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BAPTISED AND CONFIRMED 12 CONGOLESE IN ST. PAUL'S BASILICA. THEY CAME FROM LEOPOLDVILLE, LULUABORG, STANLEYVILLE, ELISABETHVILLE AND KISANTU. THE PONTIFF TOLD THE CONGREGATION THAT HE WISHED TO BRING THE CRIMES AND MURDERS COMMITTED IN THE CONGO BEFORE THE CONSCIENCE OF THE WORLD.

    CARDINALS STOOD AS GODFATHERS TO THE SIX MEN, WHOSE AGES RANGED FROM 22 TO 44, WHILE SUPERIORS-GENERAL OF MISSIONARY NUNS STOOD AS GODMOTHERS FOR THE SIX WOMEN, AGED NETWORK 15 AND 23.

    THE POPE ANNOUNCED CRIMES COMMITTED IN THE CONGO AND OTHER PARTS OF AFRICA AGAINST AFRICANS, WHITE HOSTAGES AND MISSIONARIES. A "SPECIAL AND SOLEMN RELIGIOUS CEREMONY" WAS NEEDED, SAID POPE PAUL, TO EMPHASISE THE FEELINGS OF THE CHURCH ABOUT THE LIVES SACRIFICED TO VIOLENCE.

    "CONGO," POPE PAUL CRIED, "LISTEN TO OUR VOICE FOR IT IS THE VOICE OF A FATHER ON WHOSE LIPS ARE WORDS OF PARDON ONLY AND PEACE, THE VOICE OF A FRIEND, WHO IS INSPIRED BY NO PERSONAL INTEREST, NO TEMPORAL PLAN, WHOSE ONLY CONCERN IS FOR THE TRUE GOOD OF EACH NATION AND OF THE WHOLE GREAT HUMAN FAMILY."
    THE EXAMPLE OF THE DEAD MISSIONARIES, FAR FROM SADDENING AND DISCOURAGING MISSIONARIES WHO WERE LISTENING TO HIM, SHOULD BE A MOST EXHILARATING STIMULUS, ADDED THE POPE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BGM520KZYU9GWMUKGIXKVN44
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BGM520KZYU9GWMUKGIXKVN44
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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