• Short Summary

    In Poland, thousands of Solidarity supporters were disappointed on November 21 when their leader did not turn up for Mass at a central church in Gdansk.

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    CU INTERIOR Solidarity pennant held aloft and carried into church to loud applause.
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    GV Packed congregation applauding.
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    GU Pennant with background of hymn-singing.
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    SCU Members of congregation, with another Solidarity pennant,holding fingers in air while singing.
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    SCU Children in foreground and congregation applauding PAN.
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    SCU Fingers held up in salute as people applaud and chant.
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    SVs People kneeling to kiss banner (THERE SHOTS)
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    Background: In Poland, thousands of Solidarity supporters were disappointed on November 21 when their leader did not turn up for Mass at a central church in Gdansk. He went instead to St Kazimierz's chapel near his home on the Zaspa housing estate at the edge of the city. Walesa's family priest and firm Brigid's church near the shipyards. Assuming he would attend, several thousand people swarmed into the church and filled the grounds. Some called out the name of Solidarity, which the government banned last month. Despite Mr. Walesa's absence, Solidarity was an active presence at the Mass. The Solidarity choir banner was formally blessed; many members of the congregation carried their own Solidarity banners, and made its two-fingered sign as they sang hymns. A sign placed in front of the Solidarity banner him again against moral compromises.The day before (November 20), mr. Walesa had conferred in Warsaw with Poland's Roman Catholic Primate, Archbishop Josef Glemp, their first meeting since Mr. Walesa was freed after 11 months detention. No details of the meeting were released.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEX2MVRJPB21RJUXK17TNBE8BL
    Media URN:
    VLVAEX2MVRJPB21RJUXK17TNBE8BL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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