• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL LEFT ROME THIS MORNING (THURSDAY) ON HIS HISTORIC VISIT TO LATIN AMERICA. BEFORE?

  • Description

    POPE PAUL LEFT ROME THIS MORNING (THURSDAY) ON HIS HISTORIC VISIT TO LATIN AMERICA. BEFORE HE LEFT, HE SAID HE WOULD WILLINGLY RENOUNCE THE TRIP IF HE THOUGHT A MOVE SUCH AS THIS WOULD HELP THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN PEOPLE.

    IN A PRE-DAWN STATEMENT BEFORE LEAVING FOR BOGOTA, IN COLUMBIA, THE PONTIFF EXPRESSED "BITTERNESS AND GREAT ANXIETY" AT THE EVENTS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. HE SAID THAT HE WOULD WILLINGLY GIVE UP THE JOURNEY AT THAT INSTANT IF HE KNEW IT COULD IN SOME WAY SERVE TO HINDER THE WORSENING OF ILLS THAT WERE NOW OPPRESSING THAT COUNTRY.

    REPORTS SAID THE POPE WAS VISIBLY MOVED AS HE MADE HIS STATEMENT. HE SAID HE DID NOT WISH TO JUDGE ANYONE BUT "HOW CAN ONE NOT RETURN TO THE ANALYSIS OF THE PRINCIPLES ON WHICH LIKE MISFORTUNES SEEM TO FIND THEIR NATURAL SOURCE."
    ABOUT 1,000 PEOPLE, INCLUDING MANY NUNS AND PRIESTS, HAD GATHERED TO SEE THE POPE LEAVE ON HIS VISIT, THE FIRST EVER BY A REIGNING PONTIFF TO LATIN AMERICA. THE CROWD CLAPPED AND CHEERED AS THE POPE BOARDED HIS SILVER AND WHITE AIRLINER FOR THE 12-HOUR FLIGHT TO BOGOTA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1UMEHPFYP70RGCTOLYLS740EO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1UMEHPFYP70RGCTOLYLS740EO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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