• Short Summary

    PRIME MINISTER ADOULA AND MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT WERE AMONG HUNDREDS WHO ATTENDED A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE IN NOTRE DAME DU CONGO CATHEDRAL, LEOPOLDVILLE, JAN 24 FOR THE NINETEEN ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES WHO WERE MURDERED AT KONGOLO ON JAN 1.

  • Description

    PRIME MINISTER ADOULA AND MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT WERE AMONG HUNDREDS WHO ATTENDED A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE IN NOTRE DAME DU CONGO CATHEDRAL, LEOPOLDVILLE, JAN 24 FOR THE NINETEEN ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES WHO WERE MURDERED AT KONGOLO ON JAN 1.

    A SYMBOLIC COFFIN WAS PLACED AT THE HIGH ALTAR A MONSEIGNEUR MOJAISKY-PIRELLI, THE APOSTOLIC DELEGATE, SAID HOLY MASS.THE BODIES WERE MUTILATED AND THROWN INTO A RIVER BY AFRICAN TROOPS, SAID TO BE FROM STANLEYVILLE, WHO ATTACKED THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT KONGOLO.EYE-WITNESSES SAID PARTS OF THE MUTILATED BODIES WERE EATEN.

    THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT HAS DESPATCHED 160 SOLDIERS UNDER GENERAL LUNDULA TO RESTORE ORDER IN THE KONGOLO AREA.A TEAM OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS AND TWO HIGH RED CROSS REPRESENTATIVES ARE ACCOMPANYING THEM.LATEST REPORTS FROM THE AREA INDICATE THAT THE MARAUDING SOLDIERS - BELIEVED TO BE THOSE RESPONSIBLE ALSO FOR THE MASSACRE OF 11 ITALIAN AIRMEN AT KINDU, KIVU PROVINCE, LAST NOVEMBER - HAVE BEEN CONTACTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADHWRTJKWXKMHSZJ3KCA6AVWOG
    Media URN:
    VLVADHWRTJKWXKMHSZJ3KCA6AVWOG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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