• Short Summary

    IN LAGOS TO ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS AND TWO NUNS HAVE APPEARED IN COURT ON CHARGES OF ENTERING THE COUNTRY BETWEEN JULY LAST YEAR AND FEBRUARY THIS YEAR.

  • Description

    IN LAGOS TO ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS AND TWO NUNS HAVE APPEARED IN COURT ON CHARGES OF ENTERING THE COUNTRY BETWEEN JULY LAST YEAR AND FEBRUARY THIS YEAR.

    THEY PLEADED GUILTY AND WERE EACH FINED GBP40 NIGERIAN (ABOUT GBP45 STERLING) WITH THE ALTERNATIVE OF FOUR MONTHS IMPRISONMENT, AND THEY WERE ORDERED TO BE DEPORTED.

    THE TWO PRIESTS, EAMONN MADDEN AND GERARD GOGAN, ARE IRISH. ONE OF THE NUNS, MARY QUINN, IS BRITISH AND THE OTHER, HORTENSE JEAUNNE ADAMS, IS AMERICAN.

    THE MAGISTRATE RELEASED THEM INTO THE CHARGE OF ARCHBISHOP AGGEY OF LAGOS AFTER THEIR COUNSEL HAD MADE A PLEA TO THE COURT FOR MERCY.

    REPORTS FROM NIGERIA SAY THAT MORE THAN 60 PRIESTS AND NUNS HAVE LEFT THE COUNTRY RECENTLY FOLLOWING FINDING THAT THEY HAD ENTERED ILLEGALLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA488EU8UL4SW1SLT12Y5O5C9TB
    Media URN:
    VLVA488EU8UL4SW1SLT12Y5O5C9TB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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