• Short Summary

    YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) POPE PAUL MADE THE TRADITIONAL ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO ROME'S SPANISH SQUARE AND THE MARBLE STATU OF THE MADONNA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION.

  • Description

    YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) POPE PAUL MADE THE TRADITIONAL ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO ROME'S SPANISH SQUARE AND THE MARBLE STATU OF THE MADONNA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION.

    EARLIER HE HAD SAID YESTERDAY'S FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION DIRECTED THOUGHTS TO THE "PURE AND STRONG CONSCIENCES OF MEN WHO DESIRE TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD INTO A GARDEN WITH FLOWERS OF BEAUTY AND PURITY."
    "UNFORTUNATELY HE SAID, "OUR WORLD PRESENTS ALSO MANY CORRUPTED AND LOW THINGS.THIS IS WHY WE PRAY TODAY THAT HONEST THINKING, AND CUSTOMS IN HONOUR OF THE MADONNA, MAY MAKE THE EARTH GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL."
    IN THE SPANISH SQUARE CIVIC AUTHORITIES HAD DECORATED THE STATUE LONG BEFORE THE POPE'S ARRIVAL.THEN FOLLOWED A STREAM OF PILGRIMS, ALL WITH THEIR FLORAL TRIBUTES.THOUSANDS WERE IN THE SQUARE WHEN THE POPE ARRIVED IN THE LATER AFTERNOON.

    HE MADE HIS WAY THROUGH ROMANS AND TOURISTS, TO THE STATUE OF THE MADONNA AND KNELT TO PRAY.HE, TOO, HAD FLOWERS TO LEAVE AT THE STATUE.POPE PAUL BLESSED THE CROWD BEFORE RETURNING TO THE VATICAN.

    (THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION IS THE DOGMA THAT THE VIRGIN MARY - THE MADONNA WAS ABSOLUTELY PURE AND SINLESS FROM THE WOMB.IT WAS PROCLAIMED BY POPE PIUS XI TO THE AN ESTABLISHED DOCTRINE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ON DECEMBER 8, 1854.)
    (THERE ARE REPORTS FROM ROME THAT IF POPE PAUL'S PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND NEXT MONTH GOES WELL, HE MAY ATTEND THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS IN BOMBAY NEXT NOVEMBER.THE CONGRESS WILL OPEN ON NOVEMBER 28TH AND END ON DECEMBER 6TH.THE LAST CONGRESS WAS HELD IN MUNICH IN 1960.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5Y80N14O3403RX6TGR2TWBMCR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Y80N14O3403RX6TGR2TWBMCR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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