• Short Summary

    PATRIARCH ALEXEII OF MOSCOW, THE HEAD OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN RUSSIA. TODAY (SATURDAY) ATTENDED?

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    PATRIARCH ALEXEII OF MOSCOW, THE HEAD OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN RUSSIA. TODAY (SATURDAY) ATTENDED A SOLEMN CEREMONY AT THE CENTRE OF THE ENGLISH CHURCH, CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. DURING THE CEREMONY THE RUSSIAN PATRIARCH WAS AWARDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH'S LAMBETH CROSS - AN AWARD MADE TO FOREIGN CHURCH DIGNITARIES PRE-EMINENT IN WORKING FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY.

    IT WAS HANDED TO THE 86-YEAR-OLD PATRIARCH BY THE CLERICAL HEAD OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, DR. MICHAEL RAMSEY - ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY. MAKING THE PRESENTATION, DR. RAMSEY SAID HE KNEW HOW GREAT HAD BEEN THE TRIALS CHRISTIANS IN RUSSIA HAD FACED DURING THE PAST FORTY-SEVEN YEAR. "WE HAVE OFTEN PRAYED FOR THE CHRISTIANS IN RUSSIA," HE SAID, "AND HAVE THANKED GOD FOR THEIR COURAGE AND PATIENCE".

    PATRIARCH ALEXEII IS IN BRITAIN RETURNING A VISIT MADE TO THE SOVIET UNION BY DR. RAMSEY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA89VQL5DNJWZKUSRN1YMIL5SD6
    Media URN:
    VLVA89VQL5DNJWZKUSRN1YMIL5SD6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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