• Short Summary

    THE BISHOP OF PORT HARCOURT, DR. GODFREY OKOYE, ARRIVED IN DUBLIN LAST NIGHT AND BLESSED?

  • Description

    THE BISHOP OF PORT HARCOURT, DR. GODFREY OKOYE, ARRIVED IN DUBLIN LAST NIGHT AND BLESSED A CARGO OF WAR RELIEF SUPPLIES FOR THE PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA. THE SUPPLIES LEFT DUBLIN LAST NIGHT ABOARD THE GERMAN FREIGHTER KORABCH, BOUND FOR SAO TOME, A PORTUGUESE ISLAND 300 MILES (500 KMS.) OFF THE BIAFRAN COAST.

    AFTER BLESSING THE CRAFT, BISHOP OKOYE WENT TO DUBLIN'S PRO-CATHEDRAL TO PARTICIPATE IN A "VIGIL FOR PEACE" IN BIAFRA. THE BISHOP SHOWED NEWSPAPERMEN, PRIESTS AND NUNS VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH INDICATED THE DEPTH OF SUFFERING IN BIAFRA. "I AM GOING HOME NEXT WEEK TO LIVE OR DIE WITH MY PEOPLE," DR. OKOYE SAID.

    THE RELIEF VESSEL KORBACH WAS LOADED WITH 2,000 TONS OF SUPPLIES - MILK POWDER, CLOTHES AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS. THE SUPPLIES ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT A FORTNIGHT TO REACH THEIR DESTINATION.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAES4CNZZTZCHX9DYQKIF5WRV4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAES4CNZZTZCHX9DYQKIF5WRV4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment