• Short Summary

    The 'Celestial Christian' sect of West Africa celebrated Christmas with its annual service conducted by the founder, Pastor Samuel Oshoffa, on a beach at Cotonou, capital of Dahomey.

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    GV PAN crowd on beach(2 shots)
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    CU Lit candles in sand
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    MV Worshippers in white smocks kneeling in front of candles
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    MV Priest and worshippers around holy cross in sand
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    MV, Cu and GV's worshippers singing, dancing and praying around cross
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    Background: The 'Celestial Christian' sect of West Africa celebrated Christmas with its annual service conducted by the founder, Pastor Samuel Oshoffa, on a beach at Cotonou, capital of Dahomey.

    The sect, which has about 20,000 followers throughout Dahomey, Toto, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Ghana, was founded in 1946. The ceremony is a colourful one with the worshippers singing and dancing around candles and a holy cross planted in the sand.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FHETRQ5UZI71QKKC3PZ1D48
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FHETRQ5UZI71QKKC3PZ1D48
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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