• Short Summary

    A new chapter in Roman Catholic Church history opened recently when an African negro and a Japanese arrived in Rome to receive the red hats which signify their elevation to Cardinal's rank.

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    A new chapter in Roman Catholic Church history opened recently when an African negro and a Japanese arrived in Rome to receive the red hats which signify their elevation to Cardinal's rank. They were the first of their race to become Princes of the Church.

    Bishop Laurian Rugambwa, 47-year old Bahaya from Tanganyika, lodged in the Rome house of the White Fathers, who converted him and his parents 39 years ago. He was ordained a priest in 1943 and studied Canon Law at Rome's Gregorian University. In 1951 he was named first bishop of Tanganyika's new Rutubo diocese - youngest of Africa's 25 negro bishops.

    Japanese Archbishop Peter Tatsuo Doi, 67 was greeted at Ciampino Airport by Vatican Airport officials and Japanese students when he arrived. Like Rugambwa, he was a boyhood convert to Catholicism. His appointment is seen as a boost to Catholicism in Asia, and especially Japan, where a lack of Japanese priests and trained personnel has hampered progress.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1NZD2U98JX41RT7CTG13N22SY
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NZD2U98JX41RT7CTG13N22SY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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