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    THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, DOCTOR RAMSEY, ARRIVED IN ROME TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR HIS MEETING WITH POPE PAUL.

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    ARCHBISHOP ARRIVING AT ROME AIRPORT.




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    Background: THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, DOCTOR RAMSEY, ARRIVED IN ROME TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR HIS MEETING WITH POPE PAUL. TWO PRESBYTERIAN CLERGYMAN DEMONSTRATING AGAINST THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND LEADER'S VISIT TRAVELLED ON THE SAME AIRCRAFT, BUT WERE NOT ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN ITALY.

    THE ARCHBISHOP AND THE POPE ARE TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS ON CLOSER UNITY BETWEEN ANGLICANS AND ROMAN CATHOLICS. THESE DISCUSSIONS ARE DUE TO BEGIN TOMORROW IN THE CISTINE CHAPEL AT THE VATICAN.

    DOCTOR RAMSEY WAS GREETED AT ROME AIRPORT BY THE BISHOP OF SALFORD AND LEADING VATICAN DIGNITARIES. HE WILL REMAIN IN ROME FOR THREE DAYS, AND IS STAYING AT THE ENGLISH COLLEGE, A SEMINARY FOR STUDENT PRIESTS FROM ENGLAND AND WALES.

    DOCTOR RAMSEY TOLD NEWSMEN AT ROME AIRPORT THAT HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS HISTORIC MEETING WITH THE POPE. HE WOULD MAKE NO FIRM COMMENT ON WHAT HE EXPECTED THE RESULT OF HIS VISIT WOULD BE. IT IS THE FIRST MEETING BETWEEN A POPE AND AN ANGLICAN HEAD FOR MORE THAN FOUR CENTURIES.

    THE CLERGYMAN DEMONSTRATING AGAINST THE VISIT, BOTH FROM NORTHERN IRELAND, SAID THEY HAD DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE ARCHBISHOP'S VISIT TO SHOW THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE WHO DID NOT WISH TO COME WITHIN THE INFLUENCE OF THE PAPCY. THEY SAID THAT DURING THE FLIGHT TO ROME THE ARCHBISHOP SAT IN A SPECIAL COMPARTMENT, ACCOMPANIED BY THE PLAINCLOTHES DETECTIVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JF5ZXAPVJKQZN4RQULOH1FX6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JF5ZXAPVJKQZN4RQULOH1FX6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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