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    CONGO-KINSHASA'S FIFTH ARCHBISHOP, MGR. AUGUSTINE FATAKI, WAS CONSECRATED IN FRONT OF THE CATHEDRAL AT KINSANGANI?

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    CONGO-KINSHASA'S FIFTH ARCHBISHOP, MGR. AUGUSTINE FATAKI, WAS CONSECRATED IN FRONT OF THE CATHEDRAL AT KINSANGANI AT A CEREMONY CONDUCTED BY MGR. MAURY, THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO.

    TWO BISHOPS ASSISTED AT THE CONSECRATION OF MGR FATAKI AND EIGHT OTHER BISHOPS OF CONGOLESE CHURCH ALSO IMPOSED THEIR HANDS ON THE NEW ARCHBISHOP DURING THE CEREMONIAL OCCASION.

    CONGO NOW HAS FIVE ARCHBISHOPS AND SIXTEEN BISHOPS IN ITS CHURCH HIERARCHY.

    PRESENT AT THE KISANGANI CEREMONY WAS THE CONGO DEPUTY MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, M. SAKOMBI, REPRESENTING CONGOLESE PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY FOUR PROVINCIAL GOVERNORS AND A NUMBER OF HIGH-RANKING ARMY OFFICERS.

    THE NUNCIO CELEBRATED A PONTIFICIAL MASS TO THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF CONGO'S FAMOUS "NGENZE" CHOIR.

    AFTER THE MASS, THE NEW ARCHBISHOP WAS INVESTED WITH HIS MITRE AND THE OTHER SYBOLS OF HIS OFFICE. THEN CAME THE KISS OF PEACE AND THE LAYING-ON OF HANDS BY THE ARCHBISHOPS AND BISHOPS. FINALLY, THE CLERGY PAID HOMAGE TO THE NEW ARCHBISHOP FATAKI.

    WHEN THE CONSECRATION WAS CONCLUDED, ARCHBISHOP FATAKI GAVE HIS FIRST PUBLIC BLESSING TO THE ASSEMBLED CHURCHMEN AND THEN REVIEWED A REGATTA WHICH HAD BEEN ORGANISED IN HIS HONOUR. HE WAS TAKEN BY CANOE ONTO THE CONGO RIVER, FROM WHERE HE WATCHED THE ACTIVITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZ6ND6UUBGJRCI9M6DRE2D76U
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZ6ND6UUBGJRCI9M6DRE2D76U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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