• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL IS TO VISIT ISTANBUL LATER THIS MONTH FOR TALKS LEADING, IT IS HOPED, TOWARDS THE REUNION OF THE CATHOLIC AND EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCHES.

  • Description

    POPE PAUL IS TO VISIT ISTANBUL LATER THIS MONTH FOR TALKS LEADING, IT IS HOPED, TOWARDS THE REUNION OF THE CATHOLIC AND EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCHES. HE REVEALED THESE INTENTIONS TODAY (SUNDAY) DURING A SPECIAL CONSISTORY AT ST. PETER'S FOR THE INVESTITURE OF THREE NEW CARDINALS WITH THEIR RINGS OF OFFICE.

    THE POPE ALSO SAID HE AND THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH ATENAGORAS WOULD DISCUSS WHAT MEASURES COULD BE TAKEN TO SAFEGUARD THE HOLY PLACES IN PALESTINE. SEVERAL OF THESE - INCLUDING CHRIST'S BIRTHPLACE AT BETHLEHEM AND THE SCENES OF HIS CRUCIFIXION - WERE OCCUPIED BY THE ISRAELIS DURING THE RECENT MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT.

    THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PONTIFF WILL FLY TO ISTANBUL ON JULY 25, ANTICIPATING FRUSTRATED PLANS BY THE 81-YEAR-OLD PATRIARCH TO VISIT ROME HIMSELF. THE PATRIARCH IS A STRONG EXPONENT OF UNITY BETWEEN THE TWO CHURCHES, SPLIT FOR THE PAST NINE CENTURIES OVER DOCTRINAL ISSUES.

    THE MEETING BETWEEN POPE PAUL AND THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH WILL OVER THEIR SECOND - THE FIRST WAS IN JERUSALEM IN 1964. THE POPE ALSO HOPES TO SEE THE TURKISH PRESIDENT CEVDET SUNAY DURING HIS TWO-DAY VISIT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACEJ0BWYF18JJ34OLRYS437JGQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACEJ0BWYF18JJ34OLRYS437JGQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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