Argentine President Maria Estela Peron invested Archbishop Adolfo Tortolo as the new Vicar General of the country's armed forces on Friday (8 August).
GV EXTERIOR Place of investiture
LV ZOOM IN TO Guard at entrance
SV INTERIOR Another guard on duty
GV INTERIOR Dignitaries awaiting arrival of President Person for investiture
SV Mrs. Peron followed by Archbishop walk onto platform (3 shots)
SV INTERIOR Dignitaries look on
SV Mrs. Peron kisses Archbishop's ring
SV Dignitaries and clergy watching
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Background: Argentine President Maria Estela Peron invested Archbishop Adolfo Tortolo as the new Vicar General of the country's armed forces on Friday (8 August).
The investiture was carried out at Government House and was attended by representatives of the army, navy, and air force.
In a short speech, Senora Peron said the nation needed a faith stronger than ever to face its present political and economic crisis.
The President resumed her duties on Monday (4 August). According to reports from Buenos Aires, she was seriously ill for the previous two weeks, while workers continued their demonstrations over pay, and political groups directed strong criticism against her government.