• Short Summary

    ETHIOPIA'S EMPEROR, HAILE SELASSIE, ON A THREE-DAY VISIT TO THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, TODAY (SUNDAY) ATTENDED MASS AT THE SAINT MARK CATHEDRAL, SEAT OF POPE KYROLLOS, THE SIXTH COPTIC ORTHODOX PATRIARCH.

  • Description

    ETHIOPIA'S EMPEROR, HAILE SELASSIE, ON A THREE-DAY VISIT TO THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, TODAY (SUNDAY) ATTENDED MASS AT THE SAINT MARK CATHEDRAL, SEAT OF POPE KYROLLOS, THE SIXTH COPTIC ORTHODOX PATRIARCH. REPRESENTATIVES OF OTHER CHURCHES AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS WERE ALSO PRESENT AT THE SERVICE IN CAIRO.

    POPE KYROLLOS, WEARING GOLDEN ROBES AND THE PATRIARCHAL CROWN, ESCORTED THE EMPEROR TO THE CATHEDRAL IN A PROCESSION OF CLERGY CHANTING COPTIC HYMNS. THE CATHEDRAL BELLS RANG OUT A WELCOME TO THE EHTIOPIAN LEADER.

    THE EMPEROR SAT ON A THRONE FACING THE MAIN ALTAR, WHERE 61 YEAR-OLD POPE KYROLLOS OFFICIATED AT THE MASS. THE EMPEROR HAD PAID SEVERAL PREVIOUS VISITS TO THE CATHEDRAL, WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1859 AND NAMED AFTER THE PATRON SAINT OF THE EGYPTIAN CHURCH.

    THE SERMON AT TODAY'S SERVICE WAS DELIVERED BY BISHOP ATHNASIOS, WHO SPOKE IN ENGLISH. HE REFERRED TO THE DEVOTION OF EMPEROR HAILE SEALSSIE AND PRESIDENT NASSER TO THE WELFARE OF THEIR PEOPLES.

    THE EHTIOPIAN LEADER ARRIVED IN THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) AND CALLED ON PRESIDENT NASSER. FORMAL TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO AT THE KUBBEH REPUBLICAN PALACE TOOK PLACE LATER TODAY. AMONG THE ITEMS DISCUSSED WERE AFRICAN PROBLEMS, DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE GENERAL WORLD SITUATION. THE EMPEROR WAS DUE TO VISIT THE ASWAN HIGH DAM SITE TOMORROW (MONDAY).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVANWHX0DUD74UH4RDR2NU61W24
    Media URN:
    VLVANWHX0DUD74UH4RDR2NU61W24
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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