• Short Summary

    A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME AWAITED POPE PAUL IN SARDINIA TODAY (FRIDAY) AS HE MADE THE FIRST PAPAL VISIT TO THE IMPOVERISHED MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND FOR MORE THAN 1,700 YEARS.

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    A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME AWAITED POPE PAUL IN SARDINIA TODAY (FRIDAY) AS HE MADE THE FIRST PAPAL VISIT TO THE IMPOVERISHED MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND FOR MORE THAN 1,700 YEARS.

    POPE PAUL MADE AN EIGHT-AND-A-HALF HOUR VISIT TO THE ISLAND CAPITAL OF CAGLIARI. THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS PRIMARILY AS A PILGRIMAGE TO VENERATE THE PATRONESS OF SARDINIA, THE MADONNA OF BONARIA, WHOSE SHRINE IS PRESERVED AT CAGLIARI.

    THE SLOPES SURROUNDING THE MADONNA'S HILLTOP SHRINE WERE PACKED BY MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE AS THE POPE CELEBRATED MASS IN THE OPEN AIR. THE SERVICE MARKED THE 600TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WHEN THE STATUE OF THE MADONNA WAS MYSTERIOUSLY WASHED UP ON THE SHORES OF CAGLIARI.

    THE POPE HAD REQUESTED A RESTRAINED WELCOME. BUT THE ISLAND - LONG NEGLECTED BY THE ITALIAN MAINLAND - WAS STILL FLUSHED WITH THE EXCITEMENT OF CAGLIARI'S FIRST VICTORY IN THE ITALIAN LEAGUE SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS AND A CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE PREVAILED. THE ONLY INCIDENT MARRING THE VISIT WAS A REPORT OF ANARCHISTS HURLING STONES AT VEHICLES IN THE POPE'S PROCESSION. POLICE SAID 26 PEOPLE WERE DETAINED AND 15 POLICEMEN WERE INJURED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5T4U67KY9PWCWHD3D3PYQKA1I
    Media URN:
    VLVA5T4U67KY9PWCWHD3D3PYQKA1I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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