• Short Summary

    Hundreds of mourners held a religious service at the tiny Los Angeles church on Saturday where the body of ex-King Peter of Yugoslavia was lying in State.

  • Description

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    GV church and crowd
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    2.
    LV interior, priests during prayer
    0.18

    3.
    CU religious leader Iriney speaks:
    1.09


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 3): BISHOP IRINEY: "It's impossible to believe that anybody can even issue a church order to forbid church services. I don't know how a civil judge can enter into religious problems and order us not to have any church service."



    QUESTION: "The hearing is apparently scheduled for November 13 before the judge. Will you be able to show documentation as to the King's wishes and the wishes of his..."



    BISHOP: "Absolutely."



    QUESTION: "Have you been contacted by any officials or have you been served by any papers?"



    BISHOP: "Nobody serves us any papers, nobody appeared, nobody did anything to us. We don't have any restraining orders."



    QUESTION: "Will Queen Alexandra be at Libertyville, Illinois for the funeral service?"



    BISHOP: "As far as we know".



    QUESTION: "And how long will the King's body lie here in state at this church?"



    BISHOP: "Just as long as we need it. As far as our schedule goes, today, tonight and tomorrow.




    Initials SAW/AW/PS/1535 SAW/AW/PS/1545



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Hundreds of mourners held a religious service at the tiny Los Angeles church on Saturday where the body of ex-King Peter of Yugoslavia was lying in State. The ceremony was held in defiance of a court order banning the services because the King's family claimed it was against the dead leader's wishes.

    Forty-seven year old King Peter the II had ruled for one-mouth as Yugoslav's boy-king in 1941. His 25-year-old son has said in London that he doesn't wish to succeed his father as ruler -in-exile. At the Los Angeles church a Yugoslav religious leader comments on the court ban:
    Ex-King Peter had lived separately from his wife, Queen Alexandra, for 17 years.

    SYNOPSIS: The body of Ex-King Peter of Yugoslavia lay in State in Los Angeles on Saturday. The ceremony continued in defiance of a court order banning services because the King's family said it was against his wishes. Bishop Iriney answered reporters questions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7T5HPNXODX6749ZSERWLTSU1A
    Media URN:
    VLVA7T5HPNXODX6749ZSERWLTSU1A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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