• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE PRESENTED TO A PAPAL EMISSARY ETHIOPIA'S TOP INTERNATIONAL PRIZE LAST SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 2) AWARDED TO POPE PAUL FOR HIS OUTSTANDING EFFORTS FOR WORLD PEACE.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE PRESENTED TO A PAPAL EMISSARY ETHIOPIA'S TOP INTERNATIONAL PRIZE LAST SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 2) AWARDED TO POPE PAUL FOR HIS OUTSTANDING EFFORTS FOR WORLD PEACE.

    THE PRIZE, GIVEN EVERY FOUR YEARS, IS THE 30,000 ETHIOPIAN DOLLAR (GBP5,000 STERLING) EMPRESS MENEN AWARD, NAMED AFTER HAILE SELASSIE'S LATE WIFE. MONSIGNOR GENNARO VEROLINO, A VATICAN DIPLOMAT, WHO ACCEPTED THE PRIZE, SAID THE POPE DID NOT NORMALLY ACCEPT SUCH AWARDS BECAUSE HE CONSIDERS IT HIS DUTY TO WORK FOR PEACE.

    BUT THE PONTIFF HAD MADE AN EXCEPTION IN THIS CASE FOR TWO REASONS -- TO SHOW HIS SPECIAL ESTEEM FOR ETHIOPIA WITH ITS LONG CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN AFRICA AND BECAUSE THE EMPEROR'S WORK FOR PEACE WHICH HAD OFTEN LED HIM ALONG THE SAME PATH AS THE POPE.

    THE POPE HAD ENCOURAGED ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHOOLS AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES, NOTABLY THE UNIVERSITY OF ASMARA, ETHIOPIA, RUN BY THE MISSIONARY SISTERS OF VERONA. POPE PAUL DECIDED TO ACCEPT THE AWARD AND GIVE IT TO THE UNIVERSITY, MONSIGNOR VEROLINO SAID AT THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6I1PXON6LTPU3VLE7E93IOHFM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6I1PXON6LTPU3VLE7E93IOHFM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1969
    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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