• Short Summary

    Inspite Orthodox Church and religious Organizations protests to the Greek Government, the 4-day international Jehovah Witnesses' Congress was opened this afternoon in the Apollon foot--ball ground, near Athens, with the participation of some 20.000 Jehovah follower as well as representatives from USA and many other countries.

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    Inspite Orthodox Church and religious Organizations protests to the Greek Government, the 4-day international Jehovah Witnesses' Congress was opened this afternoon in the Apollon foot--ball ground, near Athens, with the participation of some 20.000 Jehovah follower as well as representatives from USA and many other countries. The Government banned an anti-Jehovah march of the Orthodox Organizations which was organized to be held outside the foot-ball ground. Special measures were taken by the area's C???ndarmerie for fears of clashes. It is noteworthy that Jehovah Witnesses refuse to join the Army or carry firearms -- many of them have been sentenced to many years of imprisonment during the last mobilisation following the greco-turkish tension -- do not recognize the State and World Organizations, which they consider as "evil". According to the new democratic Greek Constitution which entered into power last June, suck heretical gathering are permitted.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5VOIKHVTICEAFIFLXMXUGPL4W
    Media URN:
    VLVA5VOIKHVTICEAFIFLXMXUGPL4W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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