INTRODUCTION: Pope John Paul was given a triumphant welcome by at least a million people on Tuesday (17 February) when he started a six-day visit to the Philippines.
CU Pope John Paul steps out of aircraft and walks down steps. (2 SHOTS)
SV President Marcos and wife waiting at bottom of steps.
SV Pope descends steps and kneels to kiss ground, shake hands with President Marcos and walks from aircraft. (3 SHOTS)
CU Vatican flag flying at airport as Pope and President stand listening to national anthems.
GV Field guns firing salute as Pope reviews guard of honour. (3 SHOTS)
CU Pope waving to crowds from special motorised float.
CU Pope speaking in English and crowd cheering. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Pope John Paul was given a triumphant welcome by at least a million people on Tuesday (17 February) when he started a six-day visit to the Philippines. In a special address, the Pope urged President Ferdinand Marcos to respect human rights and give his people a greater share in running their country. He also called for an end to inequality, injustice and poverty.
SYNOPSIS: Pope John Paul arrived in Manila from Pakistan where he started his 12-day tour of Asia. The airport was ringed with troops as he was greeted by President and Mrs Marcos. In Karachi, a man was killed when a hand grenade exploded in his pocket just before the Pope was due to celebrate Mass.
Millions of staunch Christians, representing some of the poorest people on earth, were expected to crowd Philippines cities to pay homage to Pope John Paul.
The Vatican and Philippines national anthems were played in honour of the Pope's visit, just a month after President Marcos ended eight years of martial law in the country.
President Marcos told Pope John Paul there was erosion in the moral base of his country and his people. He called on the Pope to restore the Philippines state and its church to Jesus Christ.
The great crowds waiting to see the Pope reflect how the Roman Catholic Church has emerged as a dominant force in the Philippines during the past four centuries. He is expected to witness some sharp contrasts between the rich and poor in Asia. And the Pope will see the influence of the Christian faith in the region.
Pope John Paul will visit Guam on Sunday (22 February). He then goes to Japan where he'll appeal for world peace of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.