• Short Summary

    AS AT THE END OF AUGUST EVERY YEAR, THIS AUGUST 31ST SAW THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS FROM TOGO, NIGERIA AND UPPER VOLTA JOIN THOSE OF DAHOMEY AT THE MARIAN GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF ARIGBO IN DASSA ZOUME FOR A PONTIFICAL MASS, CONDUCTED THIS YEAR BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF LOME, MSGR.

  • Description

    AS AT THE END OF AUGUST EVERY YEAR, THIS AUGUST 31ST SAW THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS FROM TOGO, NIGERIA AND UPPER VOLTA JOIN THOSE OF DAHOMEY AT THE MARIAN GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF ARIGBO IN DASSA ZOUME FOR A PONTIFICAL MASS, CONDUCTED THIS YEAR BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF LOME, MSGR. DOSSEH.

    THIS PILGRIMAGE ENDS A SERIES OF OTHER, LESSER ONES IN OUIDAH, LOKOSSA, CALAVI AND COTONOU.

    MANY OF THE PILGRIMS PRAYED IN NATIONAL GROUPS -- OTHERS INTERMINGLED WITH THOSE OF DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES.

    THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE PILGRIMAGE IS THE ARCHBISHOP'S PONTIFICAL MASS -- EACH YEAR CONDUCTED BY A PONTIFF FROM A DIFFERENT CITY. THIS YEAR IT WAS MONSEIGNEUR DOSSEH, ARCHBISHOP OF LOME, WHO PRESIDED OVER THE CEREMONY WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY HIGH-RANKING CIVILIAN AND MILITARY PERSONALITIES.

    ALSO ATTENDING WERE SUCH CHURCH DIGNITARIES AS THE ARCHBISHOP OF COTONOU, MSGR. GANTIN; THE BISHOPS OF ABOMEY MSGR. AGBOKA, OF PARAKOU MSGR VANDERBRONK, OF NATITINGOU MSGR. REDOIS AND OF LOKOSSA MRS ADIMOU.

    THE PROCESSION WAS LED BY ARCHBISHOP DOSSEH FROM THE CALVARY TO THE GROTTO WHERE THE MASS WAS CONDUCTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60E8L1XI594TVQQS1MPD9QSCU
    Media URN:
    VLVA60E8L1XI594TVQQS1MPD9QSCU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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