• Short Summary

    THE PHILIPPINES HAS BEEN CELEBRATING THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY. A HIGHLIGHT?

  • Description

    THE PHILIPPINES HAS BEEN CELEBRATING THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY. A HIGHLIGHT OF THE CELEBRATIONS WAS THE CANONICAL CORONATION OF A STATUE OF SANTO NI????O (THE HOLY CHILD JESUS) AT CEBU, IN THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES. THE STATUE WAS CARRIED TO THE CEREMONY IN A COLOURFUL RIVER PROCESSION.

    A MILE-LONG CONVOY OF 100 MOTOR LAUNCHES ESCORTED THE STATUE TO THE JETTY AS THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS LINED THE WATERFRONT. FROM THE JETTY, THE STATUE WAS CARRIED TO A SPECIAL ALTAR FOR CROWNING BY CARDINAL ANTONIUTTI, POPE PAUL'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE FILIPINO EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS WHICH ENDED IN CEBU TODAY (SUNDAY). THE CROWN IS MADE OF PURE GOLD, ENCRUSTED WITH RUBIES AND EMERALDS.

    (IT WAS IN CEBU THAT THE FIRST MAJOR CONVERSION OF FILIPINOS BEGAN IN 1565 WITH THE DISCOVERY OF A STATUE OF SANTO NI????O. IT HAD BEEN BROUGHT TO CEBU IN 1521 BY SPANISH EXPLORERS, WHO PRESENTED IT TO THE WIFE OF A CHIEFTAIN AFTER HER CONVERSION. LATER, IT WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE BECOME AN IDOL.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA8BYOQZ6SVDQQ68ZD7DUBSWVJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA8BYOQZ6SVDQQ68ZD7DUBSWVJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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