• Short Summary

    Governor Foot and Archbishop Makarios drove to Kormakiti village Northwest Cyprus to visit Archbishop Elias Farah of the Cyprus Maronites presently on a visit to his see in Cyprus.

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    Scene shots, mostly cutin Arrival of Governor Foot and Lady Foot into flag bedecked village square -- They are met by vicargeneral Foradaris then taken to village headman's house where they meet archbishop Elias Farah accompanied by Lebanese Consul and Mrs Michel Farah (No relation) -- Archbishop Farah walks in procession to Vicargenral's house for robing and returns thence in his ceremonial robes and wearing mitre -- Archbishop goes to Church and is given another mantle --- governor and Lady Foot leave --- Archbishop Makarios arrives --- display of pictures at official stand for speakers showing from left to right President Chehab of Lebanon Archbishop Farah Patriarch Paul of Maronites Archbishop Makarios General George Grivas the EDKA chief and the Queen.



    Arrival of Archbishop Makarios -- Makarios arrives in thick crowd and is cheered --- he is greeted at official stand by Archbishop Farah -- he is given flowers --- he speaks "Greetings love and honour to Maronites" and pledges equal rights. Then he speaks of Lebanon's role in Cyprus liberation and Archbishop Farah calls him the "greatest of Cypriot Leaders, the one who gave them freedom"



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    Background: Governor Foot and Archbishop Makarios drove to Kormakiti village Northwest Cyprus to visit Archbishop Elias Farah of the Cyprus Maronites presently on a visit to his see in Cyprus. The day was one of celebration by the 5000 Maronites in Cyprus whose ancestors came to the Island from the Lebanon about the 7th century AD and retain to this day their ancient Syriac generously sprinkled with Greek Cypriot dialect through thirteen centuries influence. They are part of Latin church and owe allegiance to the Vatican.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCWIPK50BFNFWRIQ8S6ZTQ0GY
    Media URN:
    VLVABCWIPK50BFNFWRIQ8S6ZTQ0GY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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