• Short Summary

    An open-air mass was held in the Rhodesian capital, Salisbury, on Thursday (10 February) for seven murdered Roman Catholic missionaries.

  • Description

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    GV Coffins lying in line under tent
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    GV Nuns among mourners
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    CU Wreath on coffin TILT UP TO ceremony in progress
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    CU Mourners seated in rain
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    CU & SV Priests and bishops in procession (2 shots)
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    SV Coffins with wreaths on top
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    SV Priest, Father Isadore Chikore, speaking
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    GV Funeral procession arriving at burial site
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    GV Coffins placed over graves
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    CU PAN FROM Bishop TO congregation praying around coffin
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 7: CHIKORE: "I cannot say who is immediately responsible for it. Those remotely responsible for it are the authorities, who have refused to face the fact that the majority of the population of Rhodesia does not enjoy equality under the law, nor equal opportunity in the civil, political, economic and cultural life of the country."



    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Rhodesian security forces reported on Tuesday (8 February) that another mission in the south-east of the country was attacked. Buildings were set in fire but there was no report of casualties.




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    Background: An open-air mass was held in the Rhodesian capital, Salisbury, on Thursday (10 February) for seven murdered Roman Catholic missionaries. A group of white mourners took exception to remarks by the country's senior black priest, Father Isadore Chikore, and left the ceremony.

    SYNOPSIS: More than one thousand people of all races attended the mass at the salisbury Convent School. The Rhodesian Government says that black nationalist guerrillas shot the seven white missionaries -- three priest and four nuns -- in an attack on their mission last Sunday (6 February). But black nationalist leader, Robert Mugabe, has blamed the deaths on the Rhodesian army. Some white mourners walked out when Father Chikore quoted the Catholic Bishop of Umtali, Bishop Donal Lamont as saying that some of the responsibility should lie with the Government which refused to face the fact that the majority of the population did not enjoy equality under the law. He said many people did not have equal opportunity in the political, economic and cultural life of the country.

    After the mass, a convey of cars took the mourners to the Chishawasha Mission, 12 miles (20 kms) outside Salisbury for the funeral service. Many people wept as they filed past the coffins at the graveside. The survivor of the raid, Father Myerscough, has said he is afraid for his life now but would continue to work wherever the Jesuit Church asked him to.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4P39R3STVH5OT5ZRYNCBZ2UCF
    Media URN:
    VLVA4P39R3STVH5OT5ZRYNCBZ2UCF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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