• Short Summary

    In Manila the hearing into the charge against Benjamin Mendoza for his alleged attack on Pope Paul VI during the Pope's visit to the Philippines had to be postponed.

  • Description

    1.
    GV INT Court room
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    2.
    SV Mendoza seated.
    0.11

    3.
    SV Judge
    0.19

    4.
    SV Lawyers seated (3 shots)
    0.35

    5.
    SV Mendoza
    0.40

    6.
    SV Man stands and speaks
    0.46

    7.
    SV Judge
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    8.
    SV Press stands and Mendoza leaves court.
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    Initials JON/AS/BB/2118 JON/AS/BB/2150



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Manila the hearing into the charge against Benjamin Mendoza for his alleged attack on Pope Paul VI during the Pope's visit to the Philippines had to be postponed.

    No court stenographers could reach the hearing because of the strike of jeepney drivers and the demonstrations in Manila. The judge told Mendoza that he would hear the charges on 18th January.

    Benjamin Mendoza, who is described as a thirty-five-year-old Bolivian artist, is charged with attempting to murder the Pope. He has told journalists that he tripped while lunging at the Pope. The Pope was not seriously injured. But Mendoza says he considers that the Pope has died symbolically. Judge Pedro Bautista postponed the trial of Mendoza until Monday (18 January).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1OLEFNI3X74Z7J7HCOIGV5MK2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OLEFNI3X74Z7J7HCOIGV5MK2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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