Twelve Italian missionaries were expelled from Uganda yesterday (2 July). The twelve, all members of?
SV Priests seated around table (2 shots)
SCU Father Paulo interview "The main reason is to spread the good word...."...carry on my work."
CU Father Aristo Demo interview "Have you any idea ..."....couldn't find it."
CU Father Manfroni interview in Italian
TRANSCRIPTS: FATHER PAULO: "The main reason is to spread the good news of the gospel and also, besides this, we have got other commitments like hospitals, schools and the training of lay people, in order to help them to build missionaries to their own people -- and printing presses, garages and mechanical works and other kinds of activities. Helping people in any way possible."
QUESTION: "Do you think it may be possible to go back to Uganda one day."
FATHER PAULO: "Well, I hope very much,I hope very much to go back and to carry on my work."
QUESTION: "Have you nay idea why you and the other Fathers have been asked to leave?"
FATHER ???RISTO: "No, no idea at all. I have been thinking about it, what might have been the reason for our expulsion, but i couldn't
QUESTION: "They gave you no reason for going?"
FATHER MANFRONI: "No reason."
QUESTION: "Now what will you do?"
FATHER MANFRONI: "I will go back to Italy and talk to my superiors, and then perhaps with their permission to go back to uganda."
QUESTION: "So you hope to go back?"
FATHER MANFRONI: "Yes indeed."
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Background: Twelve Italian missionaries were expelled from Uganda yesterday (2 July). The twelve, all members of the Verona Fathers, told newsmen in Nairobi that they had been given no reasons for their sudden expulsion.
The missionaries had been working in northern Uganda, building hospitals, running clinics and undertaking other community projects, as well as running their missions. Some had been in Uganda for as long as 40 years. Plain clothes policemen had ordered their deportation, they told newsmen. They were escorted to Kampala and put on a plane for Nairobi. Four other missionaries, currently in Italy, were banned from returning to Uganda. Coverage includes brief interviews by Visnews reporter Paul Toulmin-Rothe with three of the missionaries--Father Paulo of Lucca and Father Aristo Demo of Belluno, who both speak in English, and Father Manfroni from Gubbio, who speaks in Italian: