• Short Summary

    A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST, THE FIRST OF HIS CHURCH TO ADDRESS AN ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT MEMBERSHIP OF HIS CHURCH IN THE WORLD BODY WAS NO LONGER OUT OF THE QUESTION.

  • Description


    DELEGATES ARRIVING; CONFERENCE IN SESSION.


    5.
    Rev. NEEHALL, Presbyterian Church in Trinidad and Granade


    6.
    Sir Kenneth GRUBB Church of England


    7.
    Miss KARAGDAG Carmencita, Philippine Independent Church, Indonesia


    8.
    Professor NINAN Kosny Church of South India


    9.
    Averaal shot in the Hall


    10.
    Archbishop of Canterbury Most Rev. RAMSAY Michael 2 shots outside Congress Haal


    11.
    Pastor HILTEZ Martin from Lutheran Church, Brazil together with Mr Osorio EDISSON, Ecuador


    12.
    2 shots about the afternoon Session


    13-16.
    Paintings at the Congress Hall - some of these were too naturalistic for the gongressistants.




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    Background: A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST, THE FIRST OF HIS CHURCH TO ADDRESS AN ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT MEMBERSHIP OF HIS CHURCH IN THE WORLD BODY WAS NO LONGER OUT OF THE QUESTION.

    BUT A REPORT OF THE COUNCIL'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO THE ASSEMBLY AT UPPSALA, SAID THAT THE TIME HAD NOT COME FOR THE INTEGRATION OF ROME AND THE WORLD COUNCIL.

    AT AN EARLIER SESSION THE POPE'S RECENT STATEMENT ON THE DOGMATIC POSITION OF ROMAN CATHOLIC DOCTRINES WAS GIVEN A COOL RECEPTION BY THE COUNCIL. THE POPE'S STATEMENT REAFFIRMED THE CELIBACY OF THE CLERGY. THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY AND THE PAPAL INFALLIBILITY.

    THE COUNCIL SECRETARY, DR. EUGENE CARSON BLAKE, DESCRIBED THE STATEMENT AS CONSERVATIVE AND MERELY A REPETITION OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S POSITION.

    A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND SAID THE POPE'S STATEMENT WOULD DISCOURAGE CLOSER RELATIONS AND WOULD HINDER ANY IMMEDIATE POSSIBILITY OF A JOINT ASSEMBLY OF CHRISTENDOM.

    THE PRIEST WHO ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL ON SATURDAY, FATHER TUCCI, A LEADING VATICAN CHURCH JOURNALIST, SAID THAT WHILE PSYCHOLOGICAL PRACTICAL OBSTACLES TO ROMAN CATHOLIC MEMBERSHIP WERE FORMIDABLE "THEY ARE NO LONGER INSUPERABLE." IT WAS A QUESTION WHICH COULD NO LONGER BE EVADED BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF DEVELOPING TWO KINDS OF ECUMENISM -- ONE CENTRED ON THE WORLD COUNCIL, THE OTHER ON ROME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABZADPMZ0RGX1WS0EI9A0UYWNJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABZADPMZ0RGX1WS0EI9A0UYWNJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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