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    TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WAS CELEBRATED AS THE ONE THOUSANDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE ABBEY ON THE ISLAND OF MONT ST.

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    ARRIVAL OF PAPAL NUNCIO, PROCESSION AND INTERIOR OF ABBEY.




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    Background: TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WAS CELEBRATED AS THE ONE THOUSANDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE ABBEY ON THE ISLAND OF MONT ST.MICHEL, IN THE GULF OF ST.MALO.

    THE OCCASION WAS MARKED BY A PROCESSION AROUND THE ISLAND AND PONTIFICAL HIGH MASS IN THE GREAT ABBEY.

    THE MASS WAS ATTENDED BY THE PAPAL NUNCIO IN FRANCE, MONSIGNOR BERTOLI, AND THE BISHOP OF COUTANCES AND AVRANCHES, THE DIOCESE IN WHICH ST.MICHEL LIES.

    THE CELEBRATIONS WERE LED BY DOM IGNACE DALLE, THE ABBOT OF THE HISTORIC BENEDICTINE ABBEY OF ST.WANDRILLE, THE SAINT CREDITED WITH FOUNDING THE ABBEY ON MONT ST.MICHEL.

    THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS WILL CONTINUE FOR ONE YEAR, AND WILL TAKE FORM OF RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS AND PILGRIMAGES.

    HISTORY RECORDS THAT IN 965 A.D.ST.WANDRILLE LED A GROUP OF 30 BENEDICTINES TO MONT ST.MICHEL AND BEGAN WORK ON BUILDING THE HUGE ABBEY ON THE ISLAND.

    AFTER A VARIED HISTORY, IN WHICH ALL THE ISLAND'S BUILDINGS AT ONE STAGE WERE IN NEAR RUIN, MONT ST.MICHEL HAS BECOME ONE OF FRANCE'S GREATEST HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS.LAST YEAR MORE THAN 600-THOUSAND PEOPLE VISITED THE ISLAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA67LH4MAQ7LXNR5XFUKQ38P21B
    Media URN:
    VLVA67LH4MAQ7LXNR5XFUKQ38P21B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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