• Short Summary

    CEBU CITY, IN THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES -- WHERE CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES ENDED ON SUNDAY (MAY 2).

  • Description

    CEBU CITY, IN THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES -- WHERE CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES ENDED ON SUNDAY (MAY 2). THE WEEK-LONG FESTIVITIES REACHED A CLIMAX WITH A SERIES OF SPECTACULAR CEREMONIES ATTENDED BY THE PAPAL LEGATE, CARDINAL ANTONIUTTI.

    BEFORE LAYING THE CORNERSTONE, CARDINAL ANTONIUTTI TOLD THE THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS OF THE NEED FOR MEN "WHO WILL FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF THOSE INTREPID MISSIONARIES WHO TRANSFORMED THE PHILIPPINES INTO A GARDEN FULL OF PROMISE FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH."
    ABOUT 100,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE PONTIFICAL HIGH MASS CELEBRATED AT THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS SITE. IN HIS SERMON, THE CARDINAL CALLED FOR A 'DYNAMIC TRANSLATION OF THE CHRISTIAN PRECEPTS OF LOVE AND BROTHERHOOD AMONG FILIPINO CLERGY AND LAITY.' MANY OF THE FAITHFUL RECEIVED HOLY COMMUNION.

    THE FINAL EVENT WAS A FIVE MILE (8-KMS) LONG PROCESSION WHICH TOOK THREE HOURS TO PASS. IN PLACES RANKS WERE 20 DEEP, AS AN ESTIMATED ONE MILLION PEOPLE WALKED WITH LIGHTED TORCHES, CANDLES AND INCENSE. FOCUS OF THE PROCESSION -- THE HOLY EUCHARIST CARRIED ON A LONG CARRIAGE, WITH CARDINAL ANTONIUTTI KNEELING DOWN BEFORE A GOLDEN MONSTRANCE CONTAINING THE SACRED HOST. AS THE HOLY EUCHARIST CAME INTO SIGHT, PEOPLE LINING THE ROUTE FELL DOWN ON THEIR KNEES, DELEGATIONS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE PHILIPPINES TOOK PART IN THE PROCESSION CARRYING THEIR REGIONAL BANNERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA50RBHA7BLW15UV0KNK9G5V9C3
    Media URN:
    VLVA50RBHA7BLW15UV0KNK9G5V9C3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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