• Short Summary

    AN OPEN AIR MASS WAS HELD LAST SUNDAY (OCT 18) OUTSIDE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL AT BRAZZAVILLE, IN THE CONGO REPUBLIC TO MARK THE CANONISATION OF 22 NEW AFRICAN SAINTS.

  • Description

    AN OPEN AIR MASS WAS HELD LAST SUNDAY (OCT 18) OUTSIDE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL AT BRAZZAVILLE, IN THE CONGO REPUBLIC TO MARK THE CANONISATION OF 22 NEW AFRICAN SAINTS. THE CANONISATION TOOK PLACE THE SAME DAY IN THE VATICAN CITY. THE 22 SAINTS ARE ALL MARTYRS FROM UGANDA.

    MORE THAN 1O,000 PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE BRAZZAVILLE MASS. IT CAME AFTER A PROCESSION, CARRYING EFFIGIES OF THE SAINTS AND A RELIC OF ONE OF THEM - A PIECE OF BONE FROM SAINT CHARLES LOUANGA. HE'S PATRON SAINT OF CATHOLIC ACTION IN AFRICA.

    THE UGANDA MARTYRS WERE KILLED FOR THEIR FAITH IN 1885-1886 ON THE ORDERS OF A LOCAL KING. MOST OF THEM WERE BURNED ALIVE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACKNATTLXME4H9ZVX11ZATW02S
    Media URN:
    VLVACKNATTLXME4H9ZVX11ZATW02S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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