• Short Summary

    CARDINAL AGAGIANIAN ARRIVED IN BOMBAY TODAY (FRIDAY) AS POPE PAUL'S PERSONAL DELEGATE FOR THE OPENING OF THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS TOMORROW.

  • Description

    CARDINAL AGAGIANIAN ARRIVED IN BOMBAY TODAY (FRIDAY) AS POPE PAUL'S PERSONAL DELEGATE FOR THE OPENING OF THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS TOMORROW. THE 69 YEAR OLD ARMENIAN PRELATE WILL INAUGURATE THE CONGRESS ON A PALM-FRINGED SPACE IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY WHICH HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A VAST OPEN AIR CATHEDRAL.

    THE CONGRESS WILL LAST UNTIL DECEMBER 6, AND WILL BE THE FIRST MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ROMAN CATHOLIC GATHERING UNDERTAKEN IN INDIA. THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CONGRESS WILL BE THE VISIT OF POPE PAUL TO BOMBAY ON DECEMBER 2. IT IS ONE DAY BEFORE THE 412TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, THE SPANISH JESUIT WHO BROUGHT CHRISTIANITY TO INDIA.

    HUNDREDS OF DELEGATES HAVE ALREADY ARRIVED FOR THE CONGRESS AND AN ESTIMATED 100,000 INDIAN ROMAN CATHOLIC, AS WELL AS 8,000 FROM OVERSEAS, WILL BE IN BOMBAY DURING THE NINE DAYS OF RITUAL, CEREMONY AND DISCUSSION.

    FOR MANY MONTHS THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEER WORKERS HAVE LABOURED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CARDINAL GARCIAS, OF INDIA, TO SET THE STAGE FOR THE CONGRESS, WHICH HAS COST AN ESTIMATED GBP250,000.

    THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THE RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES WILL TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 3, WHEN POPE PAUL WILL CONSECRATE A BISHOP FROM EACH OF THE CONTINENTS AT THE CONGRESS ALTAR WHICH HAS BEEN SURMOUNTED BY A CROSS, HIGHER THAN THE SURROUNDING SIX-STOREY BUILDINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4NBG3TYCBH2SQ1GSDSD8PGVJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4NBG3TYCBH2SQ1GSDSD8PGVJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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