• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA WAS IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO ADDRESS THE 1,200 DELEGATES TO THE FIRST WORLD CONGRESS ON EVANGELISM.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA WAS IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO ADDRESS THE 1,200 DELEGATES TO THE FIRST WORLD CONGRESS ON EVANGELISM. HE ALSO SAW THE BERLIN WALL.

    THE EMPEROR HAD COME TO WEST BERLIN ESPECIALLY TO ADDRESS THE CONGRESS, WITH ITS DELEGATES FROM THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN 101 COUNTRIES. THE DELEGATES REPRESENTED 65 PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS, AND THERE WERE ALSO OBSERVERS FROM THE ROMAN CATHOLIC AND JEWISH CHURCHES.

    THE AMERICAN EVANGELIST, DR BILLY GRAHAM, INTRODUCED THE EMPEROR. THE ETHIOPIAN LEADER IS HEAD OF THE OLDEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, THE 10 MILLION COPTIC CHRISTIANS. HE TOLD THE EVANGELISTS GATHERED IN WEST BERLIN'S CONGRESS HALL THAT THEIR MEETING WAS EVIDENCE THAT PROPAGATION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH WAS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. HE ALSO SAID THAT THERE MUST BE TOLERANCE BETWEEN PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS.

    AFTER THE EMPEROR HAD ADDRESSED THE CONGRESS, WITH ITS COLOURFUL DELEGATIONS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD -- ONE DELEGATE TOOK HIS SEAT IN THE FEATHERED HEAD-DRESS OF A NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN -- HE DROVE OFF TO AN OFFICIAL LUNCHEON AS GUEST OF THE WEST BERLIN CITY GOVERNMENT.

    CITY OFFICIALS SAID HIS TRIP TO SEE THE BERLIN WALL THAT FOLLOWED WAS MADE AT HIS OWN REQUEST. HE WAS DRIVEN TO THE BRANDENBURG GATE, WHICH IS NOW WALLED OVER. HE ALSO SAW THE POINT WHERE THE SOVIET, BRITISH AND AMERICAN SECTORS OF BERLIN MEET, WHERE HE LEFT HIS CAR TO LOOK ACROSS THE WALL FROM A PLATFORM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAS5JZEVD29YQ870GQ545KFSAZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS5JZEVD29YQ870GQ545KFSAZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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