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    The Reverend Philip Potter, Secretary-General of the World Council of Churches, who is on a tour of African countries, has been to Tanzania where he discussed the latest developments in Southern Africa with President Julius Nyerere.

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    The Reverend Philip Potter, Secretary-General of the World Council of Churches, who is on a tour of African countries, has been to Tanzania where he discussed the latest developments in Southern Africa with President Julius Nyerere.

    SYNOPSIS: The meeting was held at President Nyerere's Msasani beach residence in Dar es Salaam. Dr. Potter was accompanied by prominent Tanzanian church leaders when he called on the president early last week. At the start of his six-day official visit Dr. Potter had told reporters that all churches had a moral obligation to support all people engaged in a just cause of liberating themselves from social injustice.

    His meeting with President Nyerere was intended to discuss what he called the latest developments in the liberation struggle in southern Africa. Dr. Potter told the Tanzanian leader that the World Council of Churches was not only giving the liberation movements material and moral support. It was also discouraging foreign institutions and governments from investing in and selling arms to minority governments in the area. He also said that his organisation would mobilise the Christian community in the world to help fight what he called the oppressive regime in Rhodesia, Namibia and South Africa. And he criticised the recent internal settlement in Rhodesia as being a "give way" which was bound to fail because it had excluded to deal with the Patriotic Front leaders.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1HURKK5H6HSYTMSNOCSGVAH3K
    Media URN:
    VLVA1HURKK5H6HSYTMSNOCSGVAH3K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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