• Short Summary

    AUSTRIAN ARCHBISHOP, CARDINAL FRANZ KOENIG, ARRIVED AT VIENNA'S WESTBAHNHOF YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) EVENING, AFTER A TWO-DAY VISIT TO BUDAPEST.

  • Description


    STATION; CARDINAL KOENING STEPS FROM TRAIN AND GREETED BY FRIENDS; KOENIG AND REPORTERS; KOENIG AND FRIEND LEAVING STATION.




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    Background: AUSTRIAN ARCHBISHOP, CARDINAL FRANZ KOENIG, ARRIVED AT VIENNA'S WESTBAHNHOF YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) EVENING, AFTER A TWO-DAY VISIT TO BUDAPEST. HE TOLD REPORTERS THAT HE HAD TWICE SEEN CARDINAL JOSZEF MIDSZENTY, FOUND HIM IN GOOD HEALTH, BUT STILL REFUSING TO LEAVE HIS EXILE.

    CARDINAL KOENIG HAD GONE TO BUDAPEST WITH A STANDING INVITATION FROM THE VATICAN TO THE 76-YEAR-OLD HUNGARIAN PRIMATE, CARDINAL JOSZEF MIDSZENTY TO LEAVE HIS SELF-IMPOSED EXILE AND GO TO ROME. CARDINAL MIDSZENTY, WHO HAS BEEN CONFINED FOR THE LAST 21 YEARS - FIRST IN A HUNGARIAN JAIL AND, SINCE 1956, IN THE U.S. EMBASSY IN BUDAPEST, HAS SO FAR REFUSED TO LEAVE HIS COUNTRY UNTIL HUNGARIAN AUTHORITIES INVALIDATE HIS 1948 TRIAL FOR TREASON AND GRANT HIM FULL REHABILITATION.

    HUNGARIAN AUTHORITIES DO NOT APPEAR TO SHOW SIGNS OF DOING THIS, BUT IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THEY ARE PREPARED TO ALLOW THE CARDINAL TO LEAVE BUDAPEST DIRECTLY FOR ROME, PROVIDED HE DOES NOT LATER EMBARK ON A WORLD-WIDE ANTI-HUNGARIAN CAMPAIGN.

    CARDINAL KOENIG, SAID THAT REPORTS OF MIDSZENTY'S ILL-HEALTH WERE UNFOUNDED, BUT THERE WAS STILL CHANCE THAT THERE WOULD BE ANY CHANGE IN HIS STATUS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA23MSQZ1RQCKYPMRGNX0IZZH7X
    Media URN:
    VLVA23MSQZ1RQCKYPMRGNX0IZZH7X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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