• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL, ATTENDING THE SECOND WORLD SYNOD OF BISHOPS IN THE VATICAN CITY, HAS SAID HE WANTS TO GIVE HIS BISHOPS MORE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE CHURCH.

  • Description

    POPE PAUL, ATTENDING THE SECOND WORLD SYNOD OF BISHOPS IN THE VATICAN CITY, HAS SAID HE WANTS TO GIVE HIS BISHOPS MORE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE CHURCH. SPEAKING TO 150 CHURCH LEADERS FROM 100 COUNTRIES, THE POPE SAID TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT HE WOULD NOT, HOWEVER, COMPROMISE HIS SUPREME RESPONSIBILITY.

    THE SYNOD IS THE FIRST IN TWO YEARS, AND ONLY THE SECOND IN HISTORY.

    THE POPE'S STRONG REAFFIRMATION OF TRADITIONAL DOCTRINE ON PAPAL AUTHORITY CAME AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF GROWING DEMANDS FOR RADICAL CHANGES IN THE CHURCH'S HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE.

    HE SAID HE WANTED A MORE EFFECTIVE SHARING OF RESPONSIBILITY WITH HIS BISHOPS, BUT WOULD NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO TAMPER WITH HIS SUPREME RESPONSIBILITY, SINCE IT CAME DIRECT FROM CHRIST.

    WHILE THE SYNOD WAS IN PROGRESS, ABOUT 200 REBEL PRIESTS WERE ATTENDING THEIR OWN SYNOD A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY. THEY DEMANDED THAT THE POPE BE MORE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED AND FOR A FIXED TERM.

    LATER, THE PRIESTS SENT A LETTER TO THE POPE ASKING TO MEET HIM FOR TALKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1Y5K4VJY43K5CM5UIZ1RJ3ET
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1Y5K4VJY43K5CM5UIZ1RJ3ET
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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