• Short Summary

    SHORTLY AFTER THE NEWS OF THE DEATH OF POPE JOHN REACHED THE UNITED STATES, A TRIBUTE WAS PAID TO HIM AT THE UNITED NATIONS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV.EXT...UNITED NATIONS BUILDING.
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    2.
    CU U.THANT SOF STARTS: "A LIFE HAS COME TO AN END......"
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    3.
    SV BANNIER SPEAKS SOF STARTS: "WE ALL WISH TO ASSURE.... SOF ENDS: "....IN MEMORY OF THE LATE POPE".
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    4.
    GTV.PAN.. MEMB??? STANL??? IN SILENCE FOR ONE MINUTE, MEMBERS RESUME SEATS.
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    TRANSCRIPT: "A LIFE HAS COME TO AN END, AND A SPIRIT OF THE HIGHEST HUMAN QUALITIES IS NO LONGER WITH US. THE DEATH OF HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN THE TWENTY-THIRD IS DEEPLY FELT BY MEN EVERYWHERE WHO SAW IN HIM A SYMBOL OF UNIVERSALITY, PEACE AND HARMONY. IN IDENTIFYING HIMSELF SO UNRESERVEDLY WITH THE CAUSE OF PEACE AND INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING, POPE JOHN THE TWENTY-THIRD BECAME THE VERY EMBODIMENT OF MANKIND'S OWN ASPIRATIONS IN THIS UNCERTAIN PERIOD OF HISTORY. IT IS THEREFORE FITTING THAT THE POPE'S LAST MOMENTS ON THIS EARTH SHOULD HAVE BEEN ACCOMPANIED BY WHAT THE VATICAN HAS ALREADY CALLED THE 'PLEBISCITE OF PRAYER'. THE THINKING AND ACTIONS OF POPE JOHN WERE UNFAILINGLY GUIDED BY FULL MEASURE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE POTENTIALITIES OF MANKIND. LET THIS CONFIDENCE BE A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO US ALL SO THAT WE TOO MAY USEFULLY SERVE THE CAUSE OF PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG MEN."



    "WE ALL WISH TO ASSURE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITIES OF OUR DEEP FELT GRIEF. THE DEATH OF HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN THE TWENTY-THIRD HAS BEEN FELT AS A GREAT LOSS BY ALL THE NATION OF THE WORLD, SEPARATELY AND JOINTLY. NOW I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO OBSERVE A MINUTE OF SILENCE IN TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE POPE".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SHORTLY AFTER THE NEWS OF THE DEATH OF POPE JOHN REACHED THE UNITED STATES, A TRIBUTE WAS PAID TO HIM AT THE UNITED NATIONS.

    SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT, ADDRESSING DELEGATES, SAID:
    THEN MR.J.P.BANNIER, OF HOLLAND, CHAIRMAN OF THE U.N.COMMITTEE ON BUDGETS AND ADMINISTRATION -- THE ONLY U.N.BODY IN SESSION WHEN THE NEWS WAS RECEIVED, CALLED ON DELEGATES TO STAND AND OBSERVE ONE MINUTE'S SILENCE AS A TRIBUTE TO POPE JOHN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4FU2YSAURUG5B190BT39OEUVV
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FU2YSAURUG5B190BT39OEUVV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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