• Short Summary

    THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES OPENED ITS FOURTH ASSEMBLY AT UPPSALA IN SWEDEN YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WITH 800 DELEGATES ATTENDING FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD..

  • Description

    THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES OPENED ITS FOURTH ASSEMBLY AT UPPSALA IN SWEDEN YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WITH 800 DELEGATES ATTENDING FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.. EXCEPTING GREECE, WHOSE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH IS BOYCOTTING THE MEETING.

    THE ASSEMBLY BEGAN WITH A PROCESSION FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO THE GOTHIC CATHEDRAL...AND A CLASH BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW. MANY OF THE 150 YOUTH DELEGATES BOYCOTTED THE CEREMONIAL PROCESSION, SAYING THAT SUCH TRADITIONALISM WAS A BETRAYAL OF THE ASSEMBLY'S THEME OF RENEWAL.

    ON THE STEPS OF THE CATHEDRAL, TWO STUDENTS, ONE FROM SWITZERLAND AND ONE FROM FRANCE, WERE DRAGGED AWAY BY POLICE AFTER THEY TRIED TO DEMONSTRATE.

    TODAY (FRIDAY), AS THE CHURCHMEN STARTED THEIR DISCUSSIONS ON THE THEME "BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINS NEW", A TELEGRAM FROM ARCHBISHOP HIERONYMOS OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH SAID THAT HE WOULD NOT BE SENDING DELEGATES BECAUSE THERE WERE NO GUARANTEES AGAINST ANTI-GREEK DEMONSTRATIONS.

    A CONGREGATION OF MORE THAN 2,500, INCLUDING KING GUSTAV ADOLF OF SWEDEN AND PRESIDENT KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA, HEARD DR. DANIEL T. NILES OF CEYLON PREACH THE OPENING SERMON. HE SAID THE RESTLESSNESS OF THE WORLD WAS EXPRESSING ITSELF IN OUTBURSTS OF EVIL AND HE CALLED ON THE CHURCHES TO "STRIKE THEIR TENTS AND TAKE TO THE ROADS AGAIN."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29AZOHF607QTZTT6WG1MK9RN
    Media URN:
    VLVA29AZOHF607QTZTT6WG1MK9RN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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