• Short Summary

    CEYLONESE CATHOLICS GAVE A BIG WELCOME TO CARDINAL THOMAS COORAY, ON HIS RETURN FROM ROME ON THURSDAY (11 MAR).

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    CEYLONESE CATHOLICS GAVE A BIG WELCOME TO CARDINAL THOMAS COORAY, ON HIS RETURN FROM ROME ON THURSDAY (11 MAR). CARDINAL COORAY IS CEYLON'S FIRST CARDINAL. HE HAD BEEN FORMALLY ELEVATED BY THE POPE TO HIS NEW OFFICE.

    IN HIS SPEECH, CARDINAL COORAY STATED THAT "THIS HONOUR BESTOWED ON ME BY HIS HOLINESS THE POPE, WAS NOT ONLY FOR THE CATHOLICS OF THIS COUNTRY BUT TO CEYLON, TOO."
    CARDINAL COORAY WAS DRESSED IN A CARDINAL GARB, A RED AND GOLD BORDERED HAT, A RED CASSOCK, A RED AND GOLD SASH AND A RED TABERRA.

    A TWO-MILE MOTORCADE THEN PROCEEDED TO COLOMBO. RIGHT ALONG THE 20-MILE ROUTE, THOUSANDS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN, NUNS AND LAYMEN GREETED THE CARDINAL WHO WAS TRAVELLING IN AN OPEN-CAR. THE DAY WAS DECLARED A HOLIDAY FOR ALL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS.

    CARDINAL COORAY, WAS ACCORDED A RECEPTION AT THE SAINT JOSEPH'S COLLEGE IN COLOMBO. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL PARTS OF CEYLON, ASSEMBLED AT THE COLLEGE GROUNDS TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS. FROM THE COLLEGE CHAPEL ALTAR HE BLESSED THE CROWD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACPXOSGTYNQ2R5WY5NPJZIQ12D
    Media URN:
    VLVACPXOSGTYNQ2R5WY5NPJZIQ12D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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