• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 70 REFORMIST-MINDED "REBEL" ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES MET TODAY (FRIDAY) AT THE WALDENSIAN CHURCH IN ROME TO START A "SHADOW SYNOD" IN DEFIANCE OF THE VATICAN WHOSE OWN WORLD-WIDE SYNOD OF BISHOPS BEGINS TOMORROW.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 70 REFORMIST-MINDED "REBEL" ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES MET TODAY (FRIDAY) AT THE WALDENSIAN CHURCH IN ROME TO START A "SHADOW SYNOD" IN DEFIANCE OF THE VATICAN WHOSE OWN WORLD-WIDE SYNOD OF BISHOPS BEGINS TOMORROW. THE PREVIOUS DAY TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTHS HAD THROWN SMOKE-BOMBS AND ROCKS AT THE CHURCH, BREAKING SOME WINDOWS.

    THE REFORMIST GROUP IS PLANNING TO DISCUSS SIX WORKING PAPERS, INCLUDING PROPOSALS TO STRIP THE POPE AND THE VATICAN OF THEIR PRESENT AUTHORITY.

    A THREE-MAN THEOLOGICAL COMMISSION FROM THE VATICAN WARNED THE PRIESTS LAST NIGHT THAT THEIR IDEAS WERE TOO RADICAL. WHILE THEY SAID THEY RECOGNISED THE PRIESTS' GOOD INTENTIONS AND THEIR RIGHT TO MEET - THEY FELT THAT THEIR TIMING WAS INOPPORTUNE.

    THE REBELS WERE MEETING AT THE PROTESTANT WALDENSIAN CHURCH BECAUSE IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE VATICAN HAD PREVENTED ANY CATHOLIC INSTITUTION BEING AVAILABLE TO THEM.

    OPPOSITION TO THE PRIESTS ALSO CAME FROM ANOTHER MORE EXTREME TRADITIONALIST GROUP. CLAIMING TO REPRESENT 4,000 PRIEST, MAINLY FROM FRANCE AND SPAIN, THESE CONSERVATIVES SAID THE "PERSECUTION WOULD BE PREFERABLE TO THE HERETICAL REFORMS PROPOSED BY THE REFORMISTS."
    AMONG OTHER DISCUSSIONS TO BE HELD BY THE REFORMISTS ARE THE DEMAND FOR THE POPE TO ADOPT A MORE MODEST WAY OF LIFE; A PROPOSAL THAT AUTHORITY SHOULD BE IN THE HANDS OF LOCAL CHURCH REPRESENTATIVES WITH THE POPE ACTING AS A "LINK-MAN" BETWEEN THEM; THE ELECTION OF A POPE BY THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS FOR LIMITED PERIODS ONLY; THE SUPPRESSION OF THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS; AND A GENERAL DRASTIC REORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH'S PRESENT STRUCTURE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4ANGSBFAH8S32OL1ZXQLU83JI
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ANGSBFAH8S32OL1ZXQLU83JI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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