The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Michael Ramsey, said in Johannesburg on Tuesday (I December) that?
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TRANSCRIPTS: DR. RAMSEY: "Violent revolution in this country might have the most ghastly and tragic results. But, I'm sure that the time is short and the only alternative to violence is very big changes initiated by white people in removing some of the inhumanities and injustices in life. And there, there is something that I know many Christian consciences in this country are a awake about."
REPORTER: "Do you leave South Africa in a very great state of depression?"
DR. RAMSEY: "I'm a Christian, and as a Christian I live in a state of deep, deep pain, deep pain, at the human tragedy which I felt. At the same time that sort of joy that a Christian has when he sees his fellow Christians being braver and more faithful than he probably would himself under the terrible pressures. That's the feeling. I'm sorry that it's only a rather incomplete feeling, but you've asked -- that is exactly what I feel."
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Background: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Michael Ramsey, said in Johannesburg on Tuesday (I December) that violent revolution in South Africa could only be averted by massive changes initiated by white people to remove some of the injustices of life there. Dr. Ramsey was speaking at an airport press conference at the end of his three-week tour of South Africa.
Dr. Ramsey also expressed disbelief in the South African Government's claim that it is bringing its Bantu people to separate autonomy by re-settling them in their own lands such as the Transkei,
The Archbishop left for Nairobi for a brief stop before starting a five-day visit to Uganda.