• Short Summary

    A DISTINGUISHED CONGREGATION OF MORE THAN 4,000 PACKED WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR THE ENTHRONEMENT OF DR JOHN HEENAN AS ARCHBISHOP OF WESTMINSTER, LEADER OF BRITAIN'S 4 MILLION ROMAN CATHOLICS.

  • Description

    A DISTINGUISHED CONGREGATION OF MORE THAN 4,000 PACKED WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR THE ENTHRONEMENT OF DR JOHN HEENAN AS ARCHBISHOP OF WESTMINSTER, LEADER OF BRITAIN'S 4 MILLION ROMAN CATHOLICS.

    GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, POLITICIANS FROM ALL PARTIES, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ATTENDED.

    THE SERVICE WAS BROADCAST AND TELEVISED AND THE DEMAND FOR SEATS WAS SO GREAT THAT A THEATRE WAS USED TO TAKE AN OVERFLOW AUDIENCE WHO WATCHED ON CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION.

    DR HEENAN, WHO IS 58, WAS BORN IN ILFORD, SUSSEX AND ORDAINED IN 1930.IN 1951 HE WAS APPOINTED BISHOP OF LEEDS AND IN 1957 ARCHBISHOP OF LIVERPOOL.HIS APPOINTMENT TO WESTMINSTER FOLLOWS THE DEATH OF THE LATE CARDINAL GODFREY.

    DR HEENAN IS ALSO HEAD OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC HIERARCHY'S SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY SET UP IN LONDON AT THE REQUEST OF THE LATE POPE JOHN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40OLQQYRYPLBYN2CFGDOCJE3V
    Media URN:
    VLVA40OLQQYRYPLBYN2CFGDOCJE3V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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