• Short Summary

    A crowd estimated at up to one million people rose into a religious and patriotic fervour on Monday (4 June) when Pope John Paul the Second conducted a three-hour Mass at Czestochowa, Poland's holiest shrine.

  • Description

    A crowd estimated at up to one million people rose into a religious and patriotic fervour on Monday (4 June) when Pope John Paul the Second conducted a three-hour Mass at Czestochowa, Poland's holiest shrine. The Pope said his visit meant he had kept a vow made soon after he took office last year that he would come to this spot. He reminded his immense audience that the late Pope Paul the Sixth had wanted to visit this place as a pilgrim. Observers considered this reference an indirect comment on Poland's communist government, because Pope Paul had twice been denied permission to come to Poland. Mike McKay of the BBC reports on the Pope's visit to the shrine.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1K4BD0FIOO309Y55AS72ZFQLT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1K4BD0FIOO309Y55AS72ZFQLT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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