• Short Summary

    ROMAN CATHOLIC CELEBRATIONS HAVE BEEN HELD IN LOME, TOGO, THIS WEEK, TO MARK THE LANDING 75 YEARS AGO OF THE FIRST FIVE CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES - TWO PRIESTS AND THREE BROTHERS.

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    ROMAN CATHOLIC CELEBRATIONS HAVE BEEN HELD IN LOME, TOGO, THIS WEEK, TO MARK THE LANDING 75 YEARS AGO OF THE FIRST FIVE CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES - TWO PRIESTS AND THREE BROTHERS. THE CHIEF GUEST WAS CARDINAL PAUL ZOUNGRANA, ARCHBISHOP OF OUAGADOUGOU, WHO PRESIDED AT THE CEREMONIES.

    THE GUESTS INCLUDED TWO MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, MAJOR ALBERT ALIDOU DJAFALO, MINISTER OF HEALTH, AND MR BARTHELEMY LAMBONY, MINISTER OF INFORMATION. FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH THERE WAS MGR PRACCHIA, CHARGE D'AFFAIRES AT THE DAKAR APOSTOLIC DELEGATION, REPRESENTING POPE PAUL; MGR CASIMIR DOSSEH, ARCHBISHOP OF LOME; MR COURONNE, OF FRANCE; FOUR GUESTS FROM OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES - MGR GANTIN (ARCHBISHOP OF COTONOU, DAHOMEY), MGR AGBOKA (BISHOP OF ABOMEY, DAHOMEY); MGR LAYODE (VICAR-GENERAL OF LAGOS, NIGERIA), MGR DIONE (VICAR-GENERAL OF DAKAR, SENEGAL); AND FOUR TOGO BISHOPS - MGR ATAKPAH, OF ATAKPAME, MGR HANRION, OF DAPANGO AND MGR BAKPESSI, OF SOKODE.

    CARDINAL ZOUNGRANA OFFICIATED AT THE INITIAL CEREMONIES HELD ON THE VERY SPOT WHERE THE MISSIONARIES LANDED, AND THE FLAGS OF TOGO, UPPER VOLTA, GERMANY, FRANCE AND THE VATICAN MARKED THE PLACE. DURING A MASS OF THANKSGIVING, A LETTER FROM POPE PAUL WAS READ AND CARDINAL ZOUNGRANA THANKED THE GOVERNMENT MINISTERS FOR ATTENDING. THEIR PRESENCE, HE SAID, SHOWED THAT AFRICA HAD A STRONG WILL TO BUILD ITSELF ON A CHRISTIAN BASIS.

    THAT EVENING, CARDINAL ZOUNGRANA WAS GUEST OF HONOUR AT A SUPER AT THE POPE PIOUS XII COMMUNITY CENTRE. SOME MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS WERE ALSO PRESENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA08I25AD2KEYEZPF8MM5RJH44
    Media URN:
    VLVAA08I25AD2KEYEZPF8MM5RJH44
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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