• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL IS VISITING UGANDA FROM JULY 31ST TO AUGUST 2ND - THE FIRST TIME A REIGNING PONTIFF HAS VISITED AFRICA IN MODERN TIMES.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN KAMPALA WITH PAPAL EMBLEMS
    0.18

    2.
    GV ITALIAN TECHNICIANS CONSTRUCTING ANTENNA ON KOLOLO HILL
    0.40

    3.
    GV OUTDOOR ALTAR UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    0.51

    4.
    AIR VIEW UGANDA MARTYR'S SHRINE AT NAMAGONGO WITH BAPTISMAL LAKE
    0.59



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    Background: POPE PAUL IS VISITING UGANDA FROM JULY 31ST TO AUGUST 2ND - THE FIRST TIME A REIGNING PONTIFF HAS VISITED AFRICA IN MODERN TIMES. IN PREPARATION FOR THE OCCASION, KAMPALA IS PUTTING OUT DECORATIONS, BUILDING A HUGE OPEN-AIR ALTAR AND A SHRINE AT NAMUGOMGO WHERE THE POPE WILL BAPTISE 22 CHILDREN IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 22 CATHOLIC MARTYRS BURNED ON THAT SPOT ON JUNE 3RD, 1886.

    ALTHOUGH THE MAJOR PART OF THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE VISIT ARE BEING HANDLED BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ITSELF, THE UGANDAN GOVERNMENT HAS APPOINTED A SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO HANDLE THE HALF-A-MILLION PILGRIMS WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO CONVERGE FROM ALL OVER AFRICA.

    ITALIAN TECHNICIANS HAVE ALSO ARRIVED TO BUILD A HUGE DISH ANTENNA ON TOP OF KOLOLO HILL FOR SATELLITING THE VISIT VIA TELEVISION.

    A HUGE OUTDOOR ALTAR IS BEING ERECTED ON THE KOLOLO AIRSTRIP FOR POPE PAUL TO CONDUCT AN ALL-AFRICA MASS ON AUGUST 1ST. IT WILL ACCOMMODATE 50 BISHOPS UNDER ITS 5,000-SQUARE FOOT CANOPY AND WAS DESIGNED BY THE HEAD OF THE MAKERERE ART SCHOOL, PROFESSOR CECIL TODD.

    THE NAMAGONGO MARTYR'S SHRINE FEATURES THE BAPTISMAL LAKE IN WHICH POPE PAUL WILL BAPTISE 22 UGANDAN CHILDREN IN MEMORY OF THE 22 ROMAN CATHOLICS WHO WERE BURNED TO DEATH THERE 83 YEARS AGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA20KRTN6AD3FWHY6KKJKMYDSIO
    Media URN:
    VLVA20KRTN6AD3FWHY6KKJKMYDSIO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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