• Short Summary

    THE ITALIAN DIVORCE LEAGUE - AN ORGANISATION ATTEMPTING TO HAVE DIVORCE LAWS INTRODUCED IN ITALY - OPENED ITS FIRST NATIONAL CONGRESS IN ROME TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    THE ITALIAN DIVORCE LEAGUE - AN ORGANISATION ATTEMPTING TO HAVE DIVORCE LAWS INTRODUCED IN ITALY - OPENED ITS FIRST NATIONAL CONGRESS IN ROME TODAY (SATURDAY).

    THE CONGRESS IS BEING ATTENDED BY ONE THOUSAND SUPPORTERS OF DIVORCE LEGISLATION. AMONG THE MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE OPENING SESSION WAS A PLAN TO HAVE DIVORCE MADE AN ISSUE IN THE ITALIAN GENERAL ELECTIONS IN THE SPRING.

    TO COINCIDE WITH THE OPENING OF THE CONGRESS POSTERS AND PAMPHLETS WERE DISTRIBUTED OVER A WIDE AREA OF ROME AND THE VATICAN CITY.

    THE DIVORCE LEAGUE IS LED BY LORIS FORTUNA, A SOCIALIST MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. HE SAID THE CAMPAIGN FOR DIVORCE WAS PART OF A GENERAL BATTLE TO FREE THE ITALIAN STATE FROM THE DOMINATION OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

    SIGNOR FORTUNA SAID A 1929 CONCORDAT BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND THE ITALIAN STATE - WHICH THE VATICAN CONSIDERS MAKES DIVORCE ILLEGAL -IMPOSED SERIOUS LIMITATIONS ON THE RIGHTS OF THE ITALIAN STATE.

    THE CONGRESS IT THE CONTINUE TOMORROW.

    SYNOPSIS: DELEGATIONS FROM MOST RIGHT AND LEFT WING LAY PARTIES ARE ATTENDING THE CONGRESS WHICH CONTINUES TOMORROW (SUNDAY). PROTESTANT AND ORTHODOX CHURCHES ARE ALSO REPRESENTED. THE LEAGUE IS OPPOSED BY A GROUP THAT CLAIMS THE VERY THOUGHT OF DIVORCE WEAKENS MARRIED LIFE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7UF2DLYPWI0XUVUS0J4YJMZOW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UF2DLYPWI0XUVUS0J4YJMZOW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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