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    Pope Paul on Sunday (13 February) consecrated 19 bishops from many countries and re-emphasised the world-wide unity of the Roman faithful, and the primacy of the Pope as successor to St.

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    Pope Paul on Sunday (13 February) consecrated 19 bishops from many countries and re-emphasised the world-wide unity of the Roman faithful, and the primacy of the Pope as successor to St. Peter. In the ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, bishops from India, Latin America, the United States and Ireland were consecrated. Also taking part was the first Roman Catholic bishop from the island of Tonga in the South Pacific.

    Observing the ceremony was Mr. Patrick Hillery the Irish Foreign Minister--the Archbishop of Dublin (the largest diocese in the Irish Republic) was among those consecrated on Sunday.

    Although mass consecrations of bishops by the Pope are normal, Pope Paul took the opportunity on Sunday to issue an urgent call for unity and obedience to the bishops and the faithful.

    SYNOPSIS: St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican was the scene of a mass consecration of bishops from many parts of the world on Sunday. Pope Paul led the ceremony in which 19 new bishops were consecrated.

    Ireland's Foreign Minister, Patrick Hillery, watched as the new Bishop of Dublin was consecrated. Dublin's the biggest diocese in Ireland.

    Bishops from India, Latin America and the United States were also consecrated.

    Another bishop in the ceremony was the first from the South Pacific island of Tonga. Officials from three other Vatican departments were also present--as was a bishop from Rumania.

    Although mass consecrations of bishops by the Pope are normal, Pope Paul took the opportunity on Sunday to issue an urgent call for unity and obedience to the bishops and the faithful. The Pope re-emphasised the worldwide unity of the Roman faithful, and the primacy of the Pope as successor of St. Peter.

    The Pope's appeal reportedly seemed aimed at Dutch Catholics--some of whose bishops have objected to Papal actions regarding Dutch Catholic affairs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XOP7DEMIJBFXM2T5GJUBDZG6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XOP7DEMIJBFXM2T5GJUBDZG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    N/A

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