• Short Summary

    WHILE CARDINALS AND BISHOPS MADE THEIR WAY TO ROME TO RESHAPE THE POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AT THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL, A CATHOLIC SHRINE WITH A NEW LOOK WAS DEDICATED AT AUGSBURG, WEST GERMANY, YESTERDAY, (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    WHILE CARDINALS AND BISHOPS MADE THEIR WAY TO ROME TO RESHAPE THE POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AT THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL, A CATHOLIC SHRINE WITH A NEW LOOK WAS DEDICATED AT AUGSBURG, WEST GERMANY, YESTERDAY, (SUNDAY).

    IT IS THE DON BOSCO CHURCH, NAMED AFTER DON GIOVANNI BOSCO, FOUNDER OF THE SALESIAN ORDER. THE SERVICE OF DEDICATION WAS CONDUCTED BY THE BISHOP OF AUGSBURG, DR. JOSEPH FREUNDORFER.

    THE NEW CHURCH HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY AUGSBURG ARCHITECT THOMAS WECHS SR. FOR A PARISH OF 5,000. THE BASILICA, WITH ITS CONCRETE AND GLASS DOME, IS DWARFED BY TWO 250FT SPIRES OF OPEN-WORK CONCRETE SURMOUNTED BY PLAIN CROSSES.

    IT HAS BEEN THE AIM OF THE ARCHITECT TO CREATE A MODERN HOUSE OF GOD WHOSE DISTINCTIVE FEATURES WILL GIVE IT A DOMINATING AND AWE - INSPIRING PLACE AMIDST TOWERING OFFICE BLOCKS AND FACTORIES. AS HE PUTS IT HIMSELF: "MODERN CHURCH ARCHITECTURE MUST BE IMBUED WITH THE ETERNAL VALUES OF HOLY RELIGION TO CONTRAST SUFFICIENTLY WITH THE SECULAR WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY THAT SURROUNDS IT, AND TO INSPIRE PIETY IN EVERYONE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DM6RN8ZJEPHJOESFRV85H3QC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DM6RN8ZJEPHJOESFRV85H3QC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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