• Short Summary

    A CONGREGATION OF SOME TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE NAZAMOJA GROUND IN DAR-ES-SALAAM YESTERDAY TO CELEBRATE AN OPEN-AIR MASS COMMEMORATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN EAST AFRICA.

  • Description

    A CONGREGATION OF SOME TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE NAZAMOJA GROUND IN DAR-ES-SALAAM YESTERDAY TO CELEBRATE AN OPEN-AIR MASS COMMEMORATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN EAST AFRICA.

    THE MASS WAS PRECEDED BY A PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS OF DAR-ES-SALAAM YESTERDAY MORNING. IT BEGAN AT ST. JOSEPH'S CATHEDRAL, WHERE LOCAL CHURCH AUTHORITIES WELCOMED THE ARCHBISHOP OF KAMPALA AND A DELEGATION FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN UGANDA. AS A MARK OF ESTEEM, THE ARCHBISHOP LED THE LONG PROCESSION WINDING FROM THE CATHEDRAL TO THE NAZAMOJA GROUNDS. THE PROCESSION MARCHED TO THE MUSIC OF A BAND FROM MOROGORO, CONDUCTED BY FATHER KANUTY.

    TANZANIA'S PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE WAS ACCORDED A PLACE OF HONOUR AT THE CEREMONY. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, MARIA AS THEY ARE AMONG NEARLY 2,230,000 CATHOLICS IN TANZANIA.

    HE SAW COLUMNS OF ROMAN CATHOLICS -- ONE LED BY BISHOP MARANTA OF DAR-ES-SALAAM -- FILE INTO THE GROUNDS TO FORM THE HUGE CONGREGATION.

    THE MASS WAS CONDUCTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE POPE IN EAST AFRICA, BISHOP SARTORELLI, WHO READ A MESSAGE FROM THE POPE REGRETTING THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO BE PRESENT. CHILDREN FROM MOROGORO PLAYED AND SANG DURING THE CEREMONY.

    THEN CARDINAL RUGAMBWA OF BUKOBA TOLD OF THE HISTORY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN TANZANIA AND OFFERED PRAYERS FOR THE CONTINUED SUCCESS OF THE CHURCH IN EAST AFRICA.

    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LUTHERIAN CHURCH, ANGLICAN LEADERS AND ROMAN CATHOLIC LEADERS FROM A NUMBER OF AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ALSO ATTENDED THE MASS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADJLOI8GE7ETV65R6TPMA9YKIP
    Media URN:
    VLVADJLOI8GE7ETV65R6TPMA9YKIP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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