• Short Summary

    A SPANISH PRIEST-DIPLOMAT KIDNAPPED IN ROME BY SPANISH ANARCHISTS 12 DAYS AGO TURNED UP TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SAFE AND WELL.

  • Description

    A SPANISH PRIEST-DIPLOMAT KIDNAPPED IN ROME BY SPANISH ANARCHISTS 12 DAYS AGO TURNED UP TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SAFE AND WELL. MONSIGNOR MARCOS USSIA, ECCLESIASTICAL COUNSELLOR AT THE SPANISH EMBASSY TO THE VATICAN, APPEARED AT A VATICAN GENDARME POST ON THE WESTERN FRINGE OF ROME AFTER A POLICE SEARCH THROUGHOUT ITALY HAD FAILED TO FIND HIM.

    AFTER REPORTING TO THE POLICE AND THE SPANISH AMBASSADOR, MONSIGNOR USSIA TOLD AN INFORMAL NEWS CONFERENCE THE STORY OF HIS 12 DAYS IN CAPTIVITY. THE 44-YEAR-OLD PRIEST SAID HE WAS KIDNAPPED BY THREE YOUNG ANARCHISTS IN A STREET IN THE HEART OF ROME, DRIVEN TO A HOUSE OUTSIDE THE CITY AND THERE HELD CAPTIVE.

    MONSIGNOR USSIA SAID HIS CAPTORS, WHO TREATED HIM WELL, HAD KIDNAPPED HIM IN A BID TO PERSUADE POPE PAUL TO INTERVENE FOR ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN SPAIN AND SECURE THEIR RELEASE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA21O0LWPY70TUUSK4DER52L988
    Media URN:
    VLVA21O0LWPY70TUUSK4DER52L988
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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