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    Ivory Coast President, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, opened the second Symposium of the African and Madagascan Episcopalian Congress in Abidjan on Wednesday (19 August).

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    Ivory Coast President, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, opened the second Symposium of the African and Madagascan Episcopalian Congress in Abidjan on Wednesday (19 August).

    In his opening address, M. Houphouet-Boigny said he believed the time was right to put into practice the ideas of unity proposed by the Church of Africa. However he thought the task was not as easy as it appeared. Addressing the Symposium, which comprised 5 Cardinals, 30 Bishops, and a team of observers, M. Houpouet-Boigny said that experience had proved that the noble objective of a unified Africa could only be attained by successive steps. This was because of the prudence and patience imposed by political and economic realities and uncertainties.

    In the religious sphere the President believed it was not a question of building unity, but of agreeing on it and proclaiming it. A unified African Church, he said, would be a step forward towards a wider unity.

    The 5-day Symposium is being held mainly "in-camera" while the delegates discuss problems facing the African clergy and various aspects of catechism. Discussion will also be held on the adoption of a statute.

    The first Symposium of the African and Madagascan Episcopalian Congress, at Kampala (Uganda) in 1968, was attended by Pope Paul.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GDVQMMFRXXGVHXX2CMIV662H
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GDVQMMFRXXGVHXX2CMIV662H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
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    N/A

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