• Short Summary

    THE END OF THE HISTORIC 38TH INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS IN BOMBAY ... SOME 200,000 PEOPLE?

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    THE END OF THE HISTORIC 38TH INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS IN BOMBAY ... SOME 200,000 PEOPLE CROWDED INTO THE HUGE OPEN-AIR CATHEDRAL, WHICH WAS SPECIALLY CONSECRATED FOR THE CONGRESS, TO OFFER PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING. THE EVENT WAS BROUGHT TO A SOLEMN CLIMAX LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY), WITH THE CELEBRATION OF MASS BY FOUR CARDINALS, THREE ARCHBISHOPS, FOUR BISHOPS AND SIX PRIESTS REPRESENTING ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.

    DURING THE CEREMONY, PEOPLE FROM ALL PARTS OF INDIA AND FROM MANY COUNTRIES MADE THEIR WAY UP TO THE HIGH ALTAR TO MAKE THEIR OFFERINGS AND GIVE THANKS FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE CONGRESS.

    LATER THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION GATHERED IN TWO LARGE PROCESSIONS AND MADE THEIR WAY TO THE 'GATEWAY OF INDIA' - SYMBOLIC MEETING PLACE OF EAST AND WEST. THERE AFTER A FINAL BLESSING, THE CROWDS DISPERSED AND THIS GREAT EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WAS OVER.

    IT'S BEEN AN HISTORIC SEVEN DAYS, HIGHLIGHTED BY POPE PAUL'S VISIT - THE FIRST PONTIFF TO VISIT ASIA IN THE 20 CENTURIES OF CHRISTIANITY. BACK IN VATICAN CITY YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), POPE PAUL TOLD CROWDS IN ST PETER'S SQUARE THAT HIS JOURNEY HAD SHOWN THAT PERSONAL RELATIONS BETWEEN DISTANT PEOPLES WERE POSSIBLE, AND WERE BECOMING A CUSTOM TO WHICH WE MUST EDUCATE OURSELVES. WE MUST GROW USED, HE WENT ON, TO KNOWING, RESPECTING AND LOVING OTHERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACN5MIAUMELDBB6EERKFWB6P55
    Media URN:
    VLVACN5MIAUMELDBB6EERKFWB6P55
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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