• Short Summary

    INFORMALITY AND ENTHUSIASM ARE THE KEYNOTES OF POPE'S VISIT TO UGANDA, THE FIRST POPE TO VISIT AFRICA IN MODERN TIMES.

  • Description

    INFORMALITY AND ENTHUSIASM ARE THE KEYNOTES OF POPE'S VISIT TO UGANDA, THE FIRST POPE TO VISIT AFRICA IN MODERN TIMES. TODAY (THURSDAY) WAS THE FIRST DAY OF A PLANNED THREE-DAY PILGRIMAGE. CROWDS ESTIMATED AT AROUND 100,000 GREETED HIS MILE-LONG MOTORCADE BETWEEN THE AIRPORT AND KAMPALA, THE CAPITAL.

    VATICAN SOURCES TONIGHT (THURSDAY) WERE QUOTED AS SAYING THAT POPE PAUL WAS PREPARED TO STAY IN AFRICA A MONTH IF HE COULD HELP SETTLE THE NIGERIAN CONFLICT.

    HE ARRIVED TODAY (THURSDAY) FROM ROME IN HIS SPECIAL VCIO TO THE SOUND OF TOMTOMS, AN OFFICIAL WELCOME BY UGANDAN PRESIDENT MILTON OBOTE AND OTHER AFRICAN LEADERS PRESENT FROM ALL OVER THE CONTINENT.

    AFTER THE FORMALITIES THE POPE SET OUT ON A TRIUMPHAL 25-MILE DRIVE TO THE CAPITAL. CROWDS ALONG THE ROUTE SHOUTED GREETINGS, WAVED SKINS AND EVEN FLY WHISKS.

    IN KAMPALA POPE PAUL ENTERED THE RUBAGA ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL WHERE HE OFFICIALLY CLOSED THE FOUR-DAY SYMPOSIUM OF BISHOPS PRESENT FROM ALL PARTS OF AFRICA.

    IN A SHORT, BUT DRAMATIC SPEECH, THE POPE FORMALLY ENDED THE ERA OF MISSIONARY DOMINATION OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AFRICA. HE TOLD THE 1, 500-STRONG CONGREGATION: "BY NOW, YOU AFRICANS ARE MISSIONARIES TO YOURSELVES." HE PRAISED THE PAST WORK OF EUROPEAN MISSIONARIES, BUT EMPHASISED THE FUTURE BUILDING OF THE CHURCH IN AFRICA NOW RESTED UPON AFRICANS THEMSELVES.

    TONIGHT (THURSDAY) HE ATTENDED A STATE RECEPTION GIVEN BY PRESIDENT OBOTE.

    DURING HIS VISIT THE POPE WILL CONCENTRATE A SHRINE TO 22 UGANDAN MARTYRS -- BLACK AFRICA'S FIRST MARTYR SAINTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1D5RD1HIHN8ILDKIHQJ4JC56B
    Media URN:
    VLVA1D5RD1HIHN8ILDKIHQJ4JC56B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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