• Short Summary

    THE FIRST WORKING SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYNOD OF BISHOPS GOT UNDER WAY TODAY IN THE VATICAN, ATTENDED BY POPE PAUL.

  • Description

    THE FIRST WORKING SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYNOD OF BISHOPS GOT UNDER WAY TODAY IN THE VATICAN, ATTENDED BY POPE PAUL. IT WAS DOMINATED BY THE KEY ISSUE OF PAPAL AUTHORITY AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE POPE ALONE SHOULD WIELD POWER IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

    POPE PAUL WAS PRESENT THROUGHOUT TODAY'S SESSION, AND HE TOOK REFRESHMENTS WITH THE BISHOPS DURING A HALF-HOUR BREAK.

    THE BISHOPS - 139 OF THE 147 SYNOD FATHERS WERE PRESENT - WERE UNITED IN RECOGNISING THE POPE'S SUPREMACY, BUT A CLEAR DIVISION EMERGED BETWEEN THOSE WHO SEE PAPAL POWER AS THE CHIEF GUARANTEE OF CATHOLIC UNITY AND OTHERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE RESPONSIBILITY SHARED MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH THE BISHOPS.

    DURING TODAY'S FIRST WORKING SESSION, ABOUT TWO-HUNDRED "REBEL" EUROPEAN PRIESTS MEETING IN ROME TO DISCUSS WAYS OF CUTTING THE POPE'S POWER, ANNOUNCED THAT THE PONTIFF HAD REFUSED THEIR REQUEST FOR A MEETING BECAUSE IT WOULD BE INTERPRETED AS APPROVAL FOR THEIR MOVEMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5J8PCQZUV0EU8F9W907322RZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5J8PCQZUV0EU8F9W907322RZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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