• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL HAS SENT A MESSAGE OF GOOD WISHES TO A CONFERENCE ON WORLD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN BEIRUT, LEBANON, SPONSORED JOINTLY BY THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, A PROTESTANT ORGANISATION, AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

  • Description

    POPE PAUL HAS SENT A MESSAGE OF GOOD WISHES TO A CONFERENCE ON WORLD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN BEIRUT, LEBANON, SPONSORED JOINTLY BY THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, A PROTESTANT ORGANISATION, AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. THE CONFERENCE IS REGARDED AS THE FIRST STEP IN A CHRISTIAN CAMPAIGN TO MOBILISE PUBLIC OPINION IN SUPPORT OF ACTION TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR NATIONS.

    IN HIS MESSAGE TO THE CONFERENCE, WHICH BEGAN ITS WORKING SESSIONS YESTERDAY (MONDAY), THE POPE SAID: "IF PERFECT UNION BETWEEN THE CHRISTIAN CONFESSIONS IS NOT YET ACHIEVED ON DOCTRINAL GROUNDS -- HOWEVER PRAISEWORTHY MAY BE THE EFFORTS FOR RAPPROACHMENT -- THERE IS AT LEAST ONE FIELD IN WHICH ECUMENISM CAN ATTAIN CONCRETE AND IMMEDIATE RESULTS: "IT IS THE ONE WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR MEETING."
    NON-CHRISTIAN OBSERVERS ARE ALSO ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE, WHILE A MOSLEM -- DR. OMAR ADDADA, OF THE LEBANESE MINISTRY OF PLANNING -- IS PARTICIPATING IN THE CONFERENCE WORK. ABOUT 55 PEOPLE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, EUROPE, AFRICA, ASIA, AND NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA WERE INVITED TO ATTEND. THEY INCLUDE EXPERTS ON PROBLEMS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS PROMINENT PROTESTANT, ORTHODOX AND ROMAN CATHOLIC CLERGY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7LU9CHG4ZD29GK3G510W00BSY
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LU9CHG4ZD29GK3G510W00BSY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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