• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL IS DUE TO ARRIVE IN INDIA NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS.?

  • Description

    1.
    GV INT. PROCESSION LEAVES THE BASILICA OF BOM JESUS
    0.06

    2.
    SV EXT. DITTO
    0.11

    3.
    GV PROCESSION
    0.16

    4.
    LV PROCESSION (2 SHOTS)
    0.17

    5.
    SV LEADERS IN PROCESSION
    0.21

    6.
    SV PAN. CASKET CARRIED IN PROCESSION
    0.26

    7.
    GV DITTO
    0.32

    8.
    CU PRIEST IN PROCESSION
    0.37

    9.
    CU CASKET
    0.40

    10.
    SV PEOPLE WATCH
    0.42

    11.
    BV PRIEST ENTERING CATHEDRAL
    0.47

    12.
    BV CASKET ENTERING CATHEDRAL
    0.51

    13.
    LV PROCESSION AND CASKET ENTERING CATHEDRAL
    0.54

    14.
    CU PAN CASKET
    1.04

    15.
    SV LOWERING CASKET TO GROUND
    1.07

    16.
    LV PREPARING FOR MASS
    1.12

    17.
    SV CROWDS OUTSIDE CATHEDRAL
    1.15

    18.
    GV CATHEDRAL
    1.19



    Initials AA/V/JH/JM


    EDITORS: PLEASE NOTE YESTERDAYS PROD NO 10785/64 ST FRANCIS XAVIER'S BODY ON VIEW IN GOA.

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    Background: POPE PAUL IS DUE TO ARRIVE IN INDIA NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS. CO-INCIDING WITH HIS VISIT IS THE 412TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAN WHO PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN BRINGING CHRISTIANITY TO INDIA: SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER.

    THE SAINT'S BODY, WELL PRESERVED IN A CRYSTAL CASKET, IS NOW ON SHOW FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS GOING TO BOMBAY FOR THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS. DAILY FLIGHTS WILL TAKE PILGRIMS FROM BOMBAY TO GOA WHERE THE EXPOSITION IS BEING HELD.

    YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THE SAINT'S BODY WAS MOVED FROM THE BASILICA OF BOM JESUS TO THE SE CATHEDRAL. THE APOSTOLIC INTERNUNCIO LED THE PROCESSION TO THE SE CATHEDRAL.

    THERE ARE SOME 6 MILLION ROMAN CATHOLICS IN INDIA, REPRESENTING ONLY A MINORITY IN THIS PREDOMINANTLY HINDU COUNTRY WITH A POPULATION OF 450 MILLION. BUT GOA, LARGELY DUE TO THE WEEK OF SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER AND THOSE WHO FOLLOWED HIM, HAS THE HIGHEST PROPORTION OF CATHOLICISM IN THE COUNTRY WITH 38 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION FOLLOWING THE VATICAN.

    SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER RANKS WITH THE GREATEST CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES. ONLY 46 WHEN HE DIED, HE HAD STUDIED AND PREACHED THROUGH MUCH OF EUROPE; HAD BROUGHT GREAT STRENGTH TO THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN INDIA; HAD ESTABLISHED THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MISSION TO THE JAPANESE; AND HE DIED TRYING TO ENTER CHINA TO ESTABLISH CHRISTIANITY. HE PIONEERED MODERN MISSIONARY TECHNIQUES IN CAREFULLY STUDYING EACH NEW FIELD. HE FAVOURED THE STUDY OF THE LANGUAGE, RELIGIONS, AND CUSTOMS OF THE NATIVES AND ENDEAVOURED TO CREATE MISSION LITERATURE IN THE NATIVE LANGUAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4LHD4JG4567GRICIV55JB77A5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LHD4JG4567GRICIV55JB77A5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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