• Short Summary

    THE ITALIAN CITY OF BOLOGNA, CAPITAL OF THE EMILIA ROMAGNA PROVINCE, PROVIDES A UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE WAY ITALIAN COMMUNISM AND THE POWERFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HAVE LEARNED MUTUAL RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER.

  • Description

    THE ITALIAN CITY OF BOLOGNA, CAPITAL OF THE EMILIA ROMAGNA PROVINCE, PROVIDES A UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE WAY ITALIAN COMMUNISM AND THE POWERFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HAVE LEARNED MUTUAL RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER. BOLOGNA, FOR CENTURIES ONE OF THE PAPAL STATES, HAS BEEN GOVERNED BY THE COMMUNIST PARTY SINCE AFTER THE WAR AND ACCORDING TO SOME ROMAN CATHOLICS, GOVERNED WELL.

    THE HARMONY BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND THE COMMUNITY PARTY HAS PROVED BENEFICIAL TO CLERICAL AND PARTY OFFICIAL AND TO BOLOGNA GENERALLY. THE ITALIANS OF THE CITY CONTINUE TO PRACTICE THEIR RELIGION WHILE AT THE SAME TIME SUPPORTING THE COMMUNIST ADMINISTRATION.

    THE COMMUNIST ADMINISTRATION OF BOLOGNA IS UNCONVENTIONAL, AND HAS ENCOURAGED PRIVATE ENTERPRISE WHILE ESTABLISHING CO-OPERATIVES WHICH PROVIDE COMPETITION. SMALL SHOPOWNERS HAVE BEEN PROTECTED BY THE ADMINISTRATION'S REFUSAL TO ALLOW SUPERMARKETS AND LARGE CHAIN STORES TO OPERATE IN THE CITY. THE COMMUNIST CO-OPERATIVES RUN TRAVEL AGENCIES, RESTAURANTS AND GROCERY STORES, AND A COMMUNIST-OWNED PASTA FACTORY -- ONE OF THE MOST MODERN IN EUROPE -- HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.

    BECAUSE OF THE PROSPERITY OF BOLOGNA THE CITY ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN ABLE TO EMBARK ON HUGE HOUSING SCHEMES, RESULTING IN THE CITY ATTRACTING LABOUR FROM POORER SOUTHERN AREAS OF ITALY. THE WORKERS OF BOLOGNA ARE AMONG THE BEST HOUSED PEOPLE IN ITALY, ENJOYING ALSO ONE OF THE BEST STANDARDS OF LIVING IN THE COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEPMXJ6TLTCBPOXW7XV7QSQI1
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPMXJ6TLTCBPOXW7XV7QSQI1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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