• Short Summary

    PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS ARE GOING AHEAD IN ALL CHRISTIAN COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD, AND IN THOSE WHERE THE RELIGIOUS LIFE OF THE PEOPLE IS SHARED BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND OTHER FAITHS.

  • Description

    PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS ARE GOING AHEAD IN ALL CHRISTIAN COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD, AND IN THOSE WHERE THE RELIGIOUS LIFE OF THE PEOPLE IS SHARED BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND OTHER FAITHS. YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE ATTENDED A BIG PRE-CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT THE GOLDEN-DOMED CHURCH OF ST. MARY IN ADDIS ABABA.

    THE SERVICE BEGAN AT 5 A.M. BUT LONG BEFORE DAWN THOUSANDS OF WORSHIPPERS MADE THEIR WAY TO THE CHURCH TO OFFER THEIR PRAYERS. OUTSIDE THE CHURCH, WOMEN WERE SELLING HOLY CANDLES AND INCENSE TO THE PEOPLE WHO CROWDED IN THROUGH THE ENTRANCE.

    (ABOUT HALF ETHIOPIA'S POPULATION IS CHRISTIAN; THE OTHER HALF MOSLEM. THE CONNECTION WITH CHRISTIANITY DATES BACK TO THE 4TH CENTURY THROUGH THE EGYPTIAN COPTIC CHURCH. SINCE 1948 THE ETHIOPIAN COPTIC CHURCH HAS HAD THE RIGHT TO HAVE ITS OWN ARCHBISHOP. THE CLERGY ARE VERY NUMEROUS, ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCES WHICH ARE MAINLY CHRISTIAN, AND THE CHURCH HOLDS A POSITION OF CONSIDERABLE INFLUENCE IN THE COUNTRY'S AFFAIRS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA37XTFQEDF46Z0LQ6T7CQOULMB
    Media URN:
    VLVA37XTFQEDF46Z0LQ6T7CQOULMB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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