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    THE MOST REVEREND JAMES CHIONA WAS ENTHRONED AS ARCHBISHOP OF BLANTYRE ON APRIL 28. AT?

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    THE MOST REVEREND JAMES CHIONA WAS ENTHRONED AS ARCHBISHOP OF BLANTYRE ON APRIL 28. AT THE AGE OF 49, ARCHBISHOP CHIONA WAS BELIEVED TO BE THE WORLD'S YOUNGEST ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP, AND HE ALSO BECAME THE FIRST AFRICAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP IN SOUTHERN OR CENTRAL AFRICA.

    ARCHBISHOP CHIONA'S PREDECESSOR, ARCHBISHOP J.B. THEUNISSEN, WAS TRANSFERRED LAST YEAR TO BECOME APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF ICELAND.

    THE HOUR-LONG CEREMONY, HELD OUTSIDE T ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL IN BLANTYRE, WAS WITNESSED BY SOME 15,000 PEOPLE INCLUDING PRESIDENT KAMUZU BANDA, WHO IS AN ELDER OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND. THE CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED BY ARCHBISHOP THEUNISSEN.

    IN A SPEECH AFTER THE CEREMONY PRESIDENT BANDA CONGRATULATED THE NEW ARCHBISHOP AND PAID TRIBUTE TO ARCHBISHOP THEUNISSEN FOR NOMINATING A MALAWIAN TO SUCCEED HIM.

    THE ROMAN CATHOLIC RELIGION HAS GAINED A CONSIDERABLE FOLLOWING IN MALAWI SINCE THE ORIGINAL FOUNDING OF CHURCHES AT ZOMBA AND NCHEU IN 1901. ONE OF THE PROUDEST MEMBERS OF THE VAST CONGREGATION WAS MRS. CHIONA, MOTHER OF THE NEW ARCHBISHOP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABEKH5P1YBE93DE7HJ601EHNW7
    Media URN:
    VLVABEKH5P1YBE93DE7HJ601EHNW7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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