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    POPE PAUL CELEBRATED AN OPEN-AIR MASS FOR 100,000 PEOPLE IN PISA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).FACING THE CATHEDRAL?

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    POPE PAUL CELEBRATED AN OPEN-AIR MASS FOR 100,000 PEOPLE IN PISA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).FACING THE CATHEDRAL AND THE FAMOUS LEANING, THE POPE PAID TRIBUTE TO GALILEI, THE ITALIAN SCIENTIST CONDEMNED BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH'S HOLY OFFICE IN THE 17TH CENTURY.GALILEO WAS BORN IN PISA IN 1564.

    THE PONTIFF, MAKING HIS FIRST TRIP OUTSIDE ROME SINCE HIS VISIT TO INDIA LAST DECEMBER, WAS ATTENDING THE ITALIAN EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS.

    TRUMPETERS IN SCARLET LIVERY SOUNDED A FANFARE AS HE ENTERED THE PIAZZA OF THE MIRACLES, SO CALLED BECAUSE IT CONTAINS SO MANY MEDICAL SHOWPIECES OF WHITE MARBLE ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE.

    DURING HIS SPEECH, DEALING MAINLY WITH THE EUCHARIST AND PURELY RELIGIOUS THEMES, THE POPE SALUTED THE PEOPLE OF TUSCANY FOR "THE FAITH OF YOUR SAINTS, THE FAITH OF THE GREAT SPIRITS, OF WHOM YESTERDAY AND TODAY THE IMMORTAL MEMORY IS CELEBRATED, GALILEO, MICHELANGELO AND DANTE."
    POPE PAUL THEN VISITED THE CATHEDRAL AND PAUSED TO LOOK UP AT A BRONZE LAMP CALLED AFTER GALILEO BECAUSE THE SCIENTIST DISCOVERED FROM IT THE LAWS WHICH GOVERN THE USE OF THE PENDULUM.

    THE RED AND WHITE FLAG OF PISA FLEW THE LEANING TOWER, AND NUNS STOOD ON HOSPITAL ROOFS AS THE POPE CELEBRATED MASS AND DISTRIBUTED COMMUNION TO CRIPPLES AND THE SICK.

    (ON ARRIVAL AT PISA AIRPORT, THE POPE SPRAYED AT A SMALL CHAPEL BUILT TO HOUSE THE TOMB OF THIRTEEN ITALIAN AIRMEN MASSACRED FOUR YEARS AGO BY CONGOLESE REBELS WHILE ON A UNITED NATIONS MISSION AT KINDU.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2D9EV47VAP5GL1V2EJJVQPB7U
    Media URN:
    VLVA2D9EV47VAP5GL1V2EJJVQPB7U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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