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    THE ARCHBISHOP OF SANTIAGO, RAUL CARDINAL SILVA HENRIQUEZ, HAS SUSPENDED NINE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS FORM THEIR RELIGIOUS DUTIES FOR HAVING LED "PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE" DEMONSTRATION AT THE SANTIAGO CATHEDRAL.

  • Description

    THE ARCHBISHOP OF SANTIAGO, RAUL CARDINAL SILVA HENRIQUEZ, HAS SUSPENDED NINE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS FORM THEIR RELIGIOUS DUTIES FOR HAVING LED "PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE" DEMONSTRATION AT THE SANTIAGO CATHEDRAL. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS STAGED ON SUNDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE BOGOTA EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS, WHICH OPENS IN SANTIAGO THIS WEEK, AND AGAINST VATICAN POLICIES IN GENERAL.

    THE 230 DEMONSTRATORS, INCLUDING PRIESTS, NUNS, MONKS, STUDENTS, AND WORKERS, STAGED A "SIT-IN" AT THE 100-YEAR-OLD CATHEDRAL. CALLING ITSELF THE "YOUNG CHURCH", THE GROUP ISSUED A MANIFESTED CRITICISING THE PRESENT CHURCH AS "COMPROMISED TO WEALTH AND POWER". THE GROUP'S DECLARATION SAID THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS, WHICH IS TO BE CLOSED BY POPE ON AUGUST 26, WAS LIKELY TO PRODUCE MORE "PROPAGANDISTIC JUDGMENTS" FROM THE CHURCH.

    THE GROUP CALLED FOR A NEW ORDER IN THE CHURCH THAT RESPECTED THE DIGNITY OF MAN AND ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT THAT WORKED TO END RACIAL SEGREGATION AND THE "ENSLAVEMENT OF LATIN-AMERICAN PEOPLE BY THE WORLD ECONOMIC IMPERIALISM." THE UNPRECEDENTED DEMONSTRATION IN THE CATHEDRAL FORCED CHURCH AUTHORITIES TO SUSPEND ALL ACTIVITY THERE FOR THE DAY. THE POLICE MADE NO ARRESTS.

    ONE OF THE DEMONSTRATING PRIEST SAID: "WE HOPE THAT OUR ACTION HERE MIGHT, IN SOME MANNER, AROUSE AWARENESS OF THE INCONCEIVABILITY OF THE POPE'S VISITING A COUNTRY WHERE RIGHTIST OLIGARCHIES KEEP THE PEOPLE IN MISERY". ROMAN CATHOLICS IN CHILE ARE SHARPLY DIVIDED BETWEEN TRADITIONALISTS AND LIBERALS, WHO DEMAND THE "DEMOCRATISATION" OF THE CHURCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8WRMQAXAZHB5R4G815JNWCNK
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8WRMQAXAZHB5R4G815JNWCNK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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