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    PRINCESS IRENE, 24, SECOND DAUGHTER OF QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS, HAS BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

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    PRINCESS IRENE, 24, SECOND DAUGHTER OF QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS, HAS BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) FOLLOWED DUTCH NEWSPAPER REPORTS THAT THE PRINCESS, NOW VISITING MADRID, WOULD BECOME ENGAGED SOON TO A SPANISH NOBLEMAN, DON JUAN BOSCO ALVEAR, 25, A ROMAN CATHOLIC. THESE REPORTS HAVE BEEN DENIED BY THE DUTCH COURT.

    IN THE CHURCH OF THE DUTCH PROTESTANT COMMUNITY IN LONDON IS A STAINED-GLASS WINDOW SHOWING THE PRINCESS WHEN, AT THE AGE OF TEN IN 1950, SHE LAID THE CHURCH'S FOUNDATION STONE. FOUR YEARS LATER SHE OPENED THE CHURCH, SITUATED AT AUSTIN FRIARS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY.

    THE DUTCH STATEMENT SAID PRINCESS IRENE WAS HIGHLY INTERESTED N ECUMENICAL RAPPROCHEMENT. IT SAID: "SHE RECOGNIZES A COMMON BASIS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN ALL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES."
    (FOR NEARLY FOUR CENTURIES MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF ORANGE HAVE BEEN PROTESTANTS. OF THE PRESENT DUTCH POPULATION, JUST OVER ON THIRD IS ROMAN CATHOLIC, ABOUT ONE THIRD PROTESTANT, AN ABOUT ONE THIRD WITH NO DENOMINATION.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6HS4A1FPY14LC5KWRVUSPU7TR
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HS4A1FPY14LC5KWRVUSPU7TR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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