• Short Summary

    A FRENCHWOMAN LED HER DONKEY INTO NAZARETH YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) - AT THE END OF A PILGRIMAGE OF SOME 3000 MILES (AROUND 5,000 KMS) TO THE HOLY LAND.

  • Description

    A FRENCHWOMAN LED HER DONKEY INTO NAZARETH YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) - AT THE END OF A PILGRIMAGE OF SOME 3000 MILES (AROUND 5,000 KMS) TO THE HOLY LAND.

    THE WOMAN, MADAME GENEVIEVE TROSZEZYNSKI, COMES FROM A VILLAGE NEAR LE HAVRE IN WEST FRANCE. SHE IS 32 AND HAS FIVE CHILDREN, ONE OF WHOM WAS STRICKEN WITH A SERIOUS ILLNESS.

    EARLIER THIS YEAR SHE VOWED THAT IF HER SON, NOEL AGED SIX, RECOVERED, SHE WOULD GO AS A PILGRIM TO GIVE THANKS IN THE HOLY LAND.

    HER SON GOT WELL AND SHE LEFT LE HAVRE ON JULY 13, RIDING A DONKEY ACROSS FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, ITALY, YUGOSLAVIA, GREECE AND TURKEY. IN ISTANBUL THE DONKEY DIED, AND SHE COMPLETED THE NEXT STAGE OF THE PILGRIMAGE BY BUS AND CAR, TRAVELLING THROUGH SYRIA, LEBANON AND JORDAN.

    IN BETHLEHEM, THE MUNICIPALITY PRESENTED HER WITH ANOTHER DONKEY AND SHE TOURED THE CHRISTIAN SHRINES THERE AND IN NAZARETH AND IN OLD JERUSALEM WHERE SHE MADE HER PROMISED VISIT TO THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE.

    THE JOURNEY HOME WILL BE LESS ARDOUS, FOR HER AND THE DONKEY. IN A FEW DAYS WE WILL BE LEAVING ISRAEL AFTER VISITING OTHER HOLY SITES AND WILL TRAVEL BY BOAT TO FRANCE ON A FREE TICKET GIVEN BY A SHIPPING COMPANY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6SJ76QP2HUZB7N2XTOY4MLP67
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SJ76QP2HUZB7N2XTOY4MLP67
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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