• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL ATTENDED A COLOURFUL CEREMONY TODAY (SUNDAY) WHEN HE PAID A FORMAL VISIT TO THE ANCIENT ETHIOPIAN COLLEGE, WHICH STANDS WITHIN THE WALLS OF THE VATICAN CITY, A FEW HUNDRED YARDS (METRES) WEST OF ST.

  • Description

    POPE PAUL ATTENDED A COLOURFUL CEREMONY TODAY (SUNDAY) WHEN HE PAID A FORMAL VISIT TO THE ANCIENT ETHIOPIAN COLLEGE, WHICH STANDS WITHIN THE WALLS OF THE VATICAN CITY, A FEW HUNDRED YARDS (METRES) WEST OF ST. PETER'S BASILICA.

    THE POPE WAS WELCOMED BY HIGH ETHIOPIAN DIGNITARIES AND HEARD AN ETHIOPIAN STUDENT SING IN TRADITIONAL STYLE TO DRUM ACCOMPANIMENT. AFTER BLESSING THE PEOPLE AT A BRIEF RELIGIOUS SERVICE, HE WAS SHOWN AN EXHIBITION OF ETHIOPIAN CRAFTS.

    EARLIER THIS MONTH (NOVEMBER 2) THE POPE PAID A SPECIAL COMPLIMENT TO THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE WHEN HE ACCEPTED THE EMPRESS MENEN AWARD, THE COUNTRY'S TOP INTERNATIONAL PRIZE, FOR HIS OUTSTANDING EFFORTS FOR WORLD PEACE.

    MONSIGNOR GENNARO VERLINO, THE EMISSARY WHO RECEIVED THE PRIZE ON HIS BEHALF FROM EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, SAID THE POPE DID NOT NORMALLY ACCEPT SUCH AWARDS.

    BUT THE PONTIFF MADE AN EXCEPTION IN THIS CASE FOR TWO REASONS, TO SHOW HIS SPECIAL ESTEEM FOR ETHIOPIA WITH ITS LONG CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN AFRICA, AND BECAUSE THE EMPEROR'S OWN WORK FOR PEACE HAD SO OFTEN LED HIM ALONG THE SAME PATH AS THE POPE.

    THE POPE DIRECTED THAT THE PRIZE MONEY OF GBP5,000 STERLING (12,000 DOLLARS) SHOULD GO TO UNIVERSITY OF ASMARA, OF WHICH THE EMPEROR IS CHANCELLOR, AND WHICH IS RUN BY A ROMAN CATHOLIC ORDER, THE MISSIONARY SISTERS OF VERONA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9Y56RJHHEF6OUQGZMYSV1G4MD
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Y56RJHHEF6OUQGZMYSV1G4MD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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