• Short Summary

    EIGHT HOURS AFTER LEAVING BOMBAY, POPE PAUL'S JET AIRLINER ARRIVED AT ROME AIRPORT -- THE END OF HIS HISTORIC VISIT TO INDIA.

  • Description

    EIGHT HOURS AFTER LEAVING BOMBAY, POPE PAUL'S JET AIRLINER ARRIVED AT ROME AIRPORT -- THE END OF HIS HISTORIC VISIT TO INDIA. POPE PAUL HAD BECOME THE FIRST PONTIFF IN 20 CENTURIES OF CHRISTIANITY TO VISIT ASIA. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ROMANS BRAVED BITTER WEATHER TO GREET THE POPE ON HIS RETURN.

    HE WAS GREETED BY ITALY'S PRIME MINISTER, SIGNOR ALDO MORO, WHO SAID THE WORLD UNDERSTOOD "THE MESSAGE OF FAITH, HUMANITY, SOLIDARITY AND PEACE" WHICH THE POPE HAD LAUNCHED AGAIN DURING HIS SECOND GREAT APOSTOLIC JOURNEY.

    THEN THE TRIUMPHANT JOURNEY TO VATICAN CITY. DESPITE THE WEATHER, THE POPE STOOD IN AN OPEN CAR TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND BLESS THOUSANDS OF REJOICING PEOPLE LINING THE ROUTE TO THE VATICAN. THE WELCOME EQUALLED THAT HE RECEIVED ON HIS RETURN FROM HIS FIRST GREAT PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND IN JANUARY.

    A FEW MINUTES AFTER ENTERING THE PALACE, POPE PAUL APPEARED ON THE BALCONY OVERLOOKING ST. PETER'S SQUARE. HE TOLD THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE SQUARE THE HE HAD MET MILLIONS OF "GOODS SOULS" IN INDIA. HE SAID EVENTS DURING HIS TRIP TO BOMBAY HAD GIVEN SIGNS WHICH HAD TO BE MEDITATED. HE HAD EXPERIENCED A "LIVING GOSPEL" DURING HIS VISIT, WHICH HAD DEMONSTRATED THE UNIVERSAL CHARACTER OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1DA4QQVE8L0CZ91DUO80GN34T
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DA4QQVE8L0CZ91DUO80GN34T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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