• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL SPOKE AT THE CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE ITALIAN LAYMEN'S ORGANISATION, CATHOLIC ACTION, IN VATICAN CITY TODAY (SUNDAY) ABOUT THE POSSIBLE "RADICAL RENEWAL" OF THE LAYMEN'S MOVEMENT BY DISSOLVING THE ORGANISATION TO LET NEW FORMS OF COMMUNITY LIFE SPRING UP ON THEIR OWN.

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    POPE PAUL SPOKE AT THE CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE ITALIAN LAYMEN'S ORGANISATION, CATHOLIC ACTION, IN VATICAN CITY TODAY (SUNDAY) ABOUT THE POSSIBLE "RADICAL RENEWAL" OF THE LAYMEN'S MOVEMENT BY DISSOLVING THE ORGANISATION TO LET NEW FORMS OF COMMUNITY LIFE SPRING UP ON THEIR OWN. AS PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS, THE POPE CELEBRATED A MASS FOR THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AT ST. PETER'S BASILICA.

    THE POPE SAID THE QUESTION OF WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE PRESENT TREND IN THE ITALIAN ROMAN CATHOLIC LAYMEN'S MOVEMENT WAS A SERIOUS ONE WHICH REQUIRED A LONG REPLY NOT POSSIBLE AT THE MOMENT. "AND WE DO NOT WANT TO PREJUDICE WITH HASTY JUDGEMENTS NEW AND VARIED PHENOMENA IN CATHOLIC LIFE, WHICH WE ARE WATCHING WITH RESPECTFUL AND PATERNAL INTEREST", HE SAID.

    SPEAKING YESTERDAY OF PRESENT TRENDS WITHIN THE CHURCH, THE POPE TOLD A GROUP OF SEMINARIANS IN VATICAN CITY THAT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WAS GOING THROUGH A PERIOD OF DISQUIET, SELF-CRITICISM --- AND EVEN SELF-DEMOLITION. THESE TRENDS, ALTHOUGH THE POPE DIDN'T NAME THEM IN HIS SPEECH, INCLUDE THE GROWING TENDENCY OF SOME SECTIONS OF WORLD CATHOLIC LAITY TO QUESTION CHURCH DOGMA AND AUTHORITY IN A WAY THAT CATHOLICS HAVE NOT DONE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC95COD8OLPES8G0CLJG77F2Q4
    Media URN:
    VLVAC95COD8OLPES8G0CLJG77F2Q4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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