• Short Summary

    BEFORE THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS WHO CROWDED INTO ST. PETER'S SQUARE, POPE PAUL YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) CELEBRATED?

  • Description

    BEFORE THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS WHO CROWDED INTO ST. PETER'S SQUARE, POPE PAUL YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) CELEBRATED MASS AT AN OPEN-AIR ALTAR BEFORE GIVING HIS TRADITIONAL "URBI ET ORBI" (TO THE CITY AND TO THE WORLD) EASTER BLESSING.

    AT THE OPEN-AIR ALTAR IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE, POPE PAUL WORE A SIMPLE WHITE COPE TO CELEBRATE MASS, SURROUNDED BY CARDINALS AND PRELATES.

    A VIETNAMESE DELEGATION IN NATIONAL COSTUME, SPOKE TO THE POPE AS HE WALKED BACK TO THE VATICAN CHAMBERS AFTER THE MASS. LATER, THE 71-YEAR-OLD PONTIFF CAME OUT ON THE BALCONY TO BLESS THE 250,000-STRONG CROWD IN THE SQUARE AND TO READ HIS EASTER MESSAGES TO THE WORLD IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES.

    IN HIS MESSAGE, THE POPE WARNED THAT CHRISTIANITY WAS OFTEN UNPOPULAR TO MODERN MAN WHO IS OPEN TO "THE LURES OF A LA DOLCE VITA (SWEET LIFE) OF SENSE, OPULENCE, POWER AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY." AND, HE ADDED, CHRISTIANITY "IS NOT EASY, BUT IT IS HAPPY." HE ALSO MADE SPECIAL WISHES FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE WORLD "WHO HAVE SO MUCH NEED OF TRUST AND HAPPINESS" AND TO THE STATESMEN WHO NEED THE "WISDOM, COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE TO BRING TO LIFE AND BRING BACK TO LIFE PEACE IN THE WORLD."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4INWWCZ7Z3YTY052TF8UTRZ5W
    Media URN:
    VLVA4INWWCZ7Z3YTY052TF8UTRZ5W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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