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    The Rebel Roman Catholic Archbishop, Marcel Lefebvre, has continued with his public stand against the Pope, by celebrating mass at a service in Nice on Sunday (3 July) officiated by one of his newly ordained priests.

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    The Rebel Roman Catholic Archbishop, Marcel Lefebvre, has continued with his public stand against the Pope, by celebrating mass at a service in Nice on Sunday (3 July) officiated by one of his newly ordained priests.

    SYNOPSIS: Members of the clergy and the congregation escorted Archbishop Lefebvre into the church, at the start of service. It was the first mass officiated by a new priest ordained by a new priest ordained last Wednesday (29 June) at Monsignor Lefebvre's seminary at Econe in Switzerland. A large congregation turned out for the occasion.

    For the rebel archbishop, it was a continuation of his public stand against reforms ordered by the Vatican. The Pope has already relieved Monsignor Lefebvre of all his priestly duties, and the archbishop is under threat of excommunication.

    Ordinary priests, ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre, also face excommunication. The Pope has said they have been taken out of the ordinary ministry of the church. But so far the Pope has refrained from commenting directly on the recent ordinations, or on Archbishop Lefebvre's refusal to bow to the authority of the Vatican. But at the traditional Sunday blessing in St. Peter's Square in Rome, Pope Paul did say that people were humiliated and afflicted by the anti-social spectacle of the crime which Most of Monsignor Lefebvre's support is in France, but he has some following among Catholics elsewhere. There are fears in Vatican circles of a schism in the church, as the differences between the archbishop and the Pope increase.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9X8PC7NKH2930UFF86YMSHY8A
    Media URN:
    VLVA9X8PC7NKH2930UFF86YMSHY8A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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