• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING OF THE HEADS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC AND CHURCH OF ENGLAND FAITHS FOR MORE THAN FOUR CENTURIES WAS HELD TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE SISTINE CHAPEL.

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    THE FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING OF THE HEADS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC AND CHURCH OF ENGLAND FAITHS FOR MORE THAN FOUR CENTURIES WAS HELD TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE SISTINE CHAPEL.

    THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, DOCTOR RAMSEY, AND POPE PAUL EACH MADE FORMAL SPEECHES - DOCTOR RAMSEY IN ENGLISH AND THE POPE IN LATIN.

    IN HIS SPEECH DOCTOR RAMSEY SAID THAT FORMIDABLE DIFFICULTIES LAY ON THE ROAD TO CHRISTIAN UNITY. HE SAID IT WAS THE HOPE OF BOTH THE POPE AND HIMSELF THAT THERE SHOULD BE INCREASING DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THEOLOGIANS OF DIFFERENT FAITHS.

    THE POPE, REPLYING, SAID THE ANGLICAN PRIMATE WAS REBUILDING A BRIDGE WHICH HAS LAIN FALLEN BETWEEN ROME AND CANTERBURY FOR CENTURIES.

    AFTER THE SPEECHES, BEFORE CHURCHMEN OF MANY DENOMINATIONS, THE POPE AND THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY EXCHANGED A 'KISS OF PEACE', AND THEN SHOOK HANDS.

    THE SISTINE CHAPEL IS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE HISTORY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. IT IS HERE THAT CARDINALS MEET WHEN ELECTING A POPE.

    THIS AFTERNOON THE TWO RELIGIOUS LEADERS HAD A LONG PRIVATE MEETING IN THE POPE'S PRIVATE LIBRARY.

    TOMORROW THEY WILL PRAY TOGETHER AT ST. PAUL'S BASILICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEACGNO98L0TCCVVSA2H4AC2PQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEACGNO98L0TCCVVSA2H4AC2PQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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