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    Cardinal Maurice Otunga, of Kenya, on Sunday (March 18) celebrated his first public mass in Nairobi since his investiture by Pope Paul earlier this month.

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    Cardinal Maurice Otunga, of Kenya, on Sunday (March 18) celebrated his first public mass in Nairobi since his investiture by Pope Paul earlier this month.

    He was one of 30 new Cardinals created. They included five from countries such as Kenya which have not had Cardinals before.

    The Cathedral of the Holy Family was packed with about five thousand people for the service, which was conducted almost entirely in Swahili.

    Cardinal Otunga spoke of the necessity for the Kenyan priesthood and laymen to co-operate with missionaries. They were still needed in Kenya, he said.

    Speaking briefly in English, Cardinal Otunga said that Pope Paul had told him that his becoming a cardinal meant that Kenya had now reached maturity, particularly in religion. He was now a symbol among the people of Kenya and the appointment was an honour to the country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9OFNORL1YZNOXHQUBEFLYKJYN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OFNORL1YZNOXHQUBEFLYKJYN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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