• Short Summary

    THE POPE'S HISTORIC SPEECH TO MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WAS THE BIGGEST - BUT NOT THE ONLY EVENT OF HIS SHORT VISIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

  • Description

    THE POPE'S HISTORIC SPEECH TO MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WAS THE BIGGEST - BUT NOT THE ONLY EVENT OF HIS SHORT VISIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

    FOLLOWING HIS SPEECH HE MET MANY MEMBERS OF THE VARIOUS NATIONAL DELEGATIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT GUESTS AT A RECEPTION, AND THEN HAD A BRIEF BUT MOVING MEETING WITH A GROUP OF SMALL CHILDREN FROM MANY NATIONALITIES, GATHERED TOGETHER IN HIS HONOUR.

    HIS MEETING WITH MRS JACQUELINE KENNEDY WAS ONE OF THE MOST TOUCHING EVENTS OF THE WHOLE VISIT TO NEW YORK. THEY SPOKE FOR ABOUT A MINUTE, WITH THE POPE CLASPING HER HAND. THE POPE HAD ALREADY REFERRED TO THE LATE PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S STATEMENT THAT 'MANKIND MUST PUT AN END TO WAR, OR WAR WILL PUT AN END TO MANKIND' DURING HIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEECH.

    AT THE SAME RECEPTION THE POPE ALSO HAD A FEW WORDS WITH RUSSIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER GROMYKO. THEY SPOKE FOR ABOUT A MINUTE, AND LATER IN THE RECEPTION IT WAS NOTICEABLE THAT THE POPE SEEMED TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE OTHER EASTERN EUROPEAN DELEGATIONS. ALL THE COMMUNIST DELEGATIONS HAD BEEN PRESENT DURING HIS SPEECH, EXCEPT THE ALBANIANS.

    THE MEETING WITH THE CHILDREN TOOK PLACE AT THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN THE GROUNDS OF THE WORLD ORGANISATION. THE BOYS AND GIRLS - REPRESENTING MANY NATIONALITIES, RELIGIONS AND CREEDS - PRESENTED THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH FLOWERS. FOR HIS PART THE POPE URGED THEM TO BE GOOD, AND PROMISED TO PRAY FOR THEM AND THEIR PARENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6SZZQB0VYAXN22BEWCUQ6IG6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SZZQB0VYAXN22BEWCUQ6IG6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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