• Short Summary

    TWO IRISH BISHOPS TOURED THE FLASHPOINT CITY OF LONDONDERRY TODAY (SATURDAY) PLEADING FOR CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS TO REFRAIN FROM FURTHER VIOLENCE.

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    BUILDINGS IN BOGSIDE; FARREN AND TINDALL; TINDALL SPEAKING (SOF); AIRCRAFT TAXIES IN; TROOPS LINED UP ON TARMAC



    TRANSCRIPT: TINDALL: "WE SEEK TO DEMONSTRATE WITH OTHER BELIEVERS OUT CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY IN THIS TIME OF CONTINUING CRISIS. WE WANT ALL OUR PEOPLE, TO KNOW THAT WE'RE WITH THEM IN OUR PRAYERS AND IN OUR SYMPATHIES. AND WE SEEK IN HIS SYMBOLIC ACT TO CREATE A NEW FEELING OF HARMONY AND MUTUAL TRUST AMONGST ALL SECTIONS OF PEOPLE IN OUR BELOVED COMMUNITY."




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    Background: TWO IRISH BISHOPS TOURED THE FLASHPOINT CITY OF LONDONDERRY TODAY (SATURDAY) PLEADING FOR CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS TO REFRAIN FROM FURTHER VIOLENCE. THE TOUR WAS MADE BY CATHOLIC BISHOP OF DERRY, THE MOST REVEREND DR. NEIL FARREN, AND THE PROTESTANT CHURCH OF IRELAND'S LORD BISHOP OF DERRY, DR. CHARLES TINDALL.

    THE CHURCHMEN TOURED THE CATHOLIC BOGSIDE AREA OF LONDONDERRY, THE SCENE OF RECENT VIOLENCE. THEY INSPECTED BROKEN WINDOWS AND OTHER DAMAGE CAUSED IN LAST WEEK'S RIOTING, AND SPOKE TO PEOPLE IN THE STREETS.

    DR TINDALL SAID THAT HE WAS TRYING BY AN ACT OF RELIGIOUS HARMONY TO CREATE TRUST AMONG ALL SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY. THE BISHOPS HOPED THAT A SHOW OF UNITY WOULD COOL PASSIONS AROUSED BY CATHOLIC-PROTESTANT STREET CLASHES AND SABOTAGE BY TERRORISTS CIVIL RIGHT DEMANDS MADE BY NORTHERN IRELAND'S CATHOLIC MINORITY. THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY METHODIST AND PRESBYTERIAN REPRESENTATIVES.

    MEANWHILE, ABOUT 200 BRITISH TROOPS WERE LANDED BY R.A.F. HERCULE'S TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT AT ALDERSGROVE AIRPORT NEAR BELFAST. THEY ARE THE ADVANCE GUARD OF ABOUT 500 BRITISH TROOPS BRITAIN IS SENDING OVER THE WEEKEND TO REINFORCE THE BRITISH MILITARY GARRISON AND HELP PROTECT VITAL INSTALLATIONS AGAINST FURTHER SABOTAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4A4UFHDV8BVI869CUS405MFEC
    Media URN:
    VLVA4A4UFHDV8BVI869CUS405MFEC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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