• Short Summary

    Moslems in Ghana, celebrating Al-Fitr -- the end of the mont-long fast of Ramadan -- received a message of good wishes from Pope Paul on Thursday (17 October).

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    SV Moslems arriving
    0.05

    2.
    GV PAN Moslems at prayer (4 shots)
    0.26

    3.
    SV Special delegation from the Pope delivering message
    0.30

    4.
    CU Spiritual leader saying prayers
    0.30

    5.
    SV People and delegation watching
    0.37

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    SV & CU Congregation praying (4 shots)
    0.59

    7.
    SV & CU Chief on palanquin leads procession through the street (3 shots)
    1.33

    8.
    CU People in procession
    1.39



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Moslems in Ghana, celebrating Al-Fitr -- the end of the mont-long fast of Ramadan -- received a message of good wishes from Pope Paul on Thursday (17 October).

    The message was received during an open-air service in Accra, the capital, by Akhaji Salifu, who is the joint Chairman of the Ghana Moslem Representative Council. He said the message would serve as a link between the Islamic world and the Vatican.

    The occasion was celebrated by 12 per cent of Ghanaians (total population, 8.5 million) who are Moslems.

    SYNOPSIS: They also received a message from the Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, who asked them to pray for peace and unity. A large crowd of Government officials and diplomats from other Moslem countries was present at the ceremony.

    Later, there was a procession through the streets of Accra, led by their spiritual leader, Imam Abas -- on a palanquin. Twelve per cent of Ghana's population is Moslem.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUTP7NQXHH14LZPCVDUISYXXT
    Media URN:
    VLVABUTP7NQXHH14LZPCVDUISYXXT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
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