• Short Summary

    REPRESENTATIVES OF EVERY DENOMINATION ATTENDING THE ALL-AFRICAN CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES IN THE IVORY COAST UNITED TO WORSHIP AT AN ECUMENICAL SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

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    REPRESENTATIVES OF EVERY DENOMINATION ATTENDING THE ALL-AFRICAN CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES IN THE IVORY COAST UNITED TO WORSHIP AT AN ECUMENICAL SERVICE ON SUNDAY. THE SERVICE - THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN AFRICA - BROUGHT TOGETHER LEADERS FROM 65 CHURCHES IN 28 COUNTRIES AT ABIDJAN'S HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY STADIUM.

    THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF THE IVORY COAST ENCOURAGE CATHOLICS TO TAKE PART IN SUNDAY'S ECUMENICAL WORSHIP.

    AFTER SETTING AN EXAMPLE IN UNITY AT THEIR SERVICE, CHURCH LEADERS THE FOLLOWING DAY SENT AN APPEAL TO AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE - CURRENTLY ATTENDING THE ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN UNITY CONFERENCE IN ADDIS ABABA - TO STRIVE TO BRING PEACE TO THE CONTINENT.

    ABOUT 550 DELEGATES HAVE COME TO ABIDJAN FOR THE CHURCH CONFERENCE, WHICH CONTINUES UNTIL THE END OF THIS WEEK. IT IS THE SECOND ASSEMBLY OF ITS KIND TO BE ORGANISED - THE FIRST WAS HELD SIX YEARS AGO.

    SUNDAY'S ECUMENICAL SERVICE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CURRENT GATHERING. GUEST-OF-HONOUR WAS THE IVORY COAST'S MINISTER OF INFORMATION MATHIEU EKRA, WHO WAS WELCOMED BY THE HEAD OF THE COUNTRY'S METHODIST CHURCH, THE REV. SAMSON NANDJUI.

    THE CONGREGATION - INCLUDING THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA, BISHOP PODOLSKI GERMOGEIN - ASSEMBLED IN THE STANDS OF THE STADIUM. THEY LISTENED TO SERMONS PREACHED BY A CROSS-SECTION OF SENIOR CLERGY.

    AMONG THE PREACHERS WAS THE PROTESTANT MAYOR OF TANANARIVE, PASTOR RICHARD ANDRIAMANJATO, WHO ALSO LEADS THE CONGRESS FOR INDEPENDENCE PARTY IN MADAGASCAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA80JYF7WJ15MWZL5T7R4IGDJ1A
    Media URN:
    VLVA80JYF7WJ15MWZL5T7R4IGDJ1A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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