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    Pope Paul led the world's 600 million Roman Catholics in celebrating Easter Day on Sunday (18 April), and warned them against the dangers of materialism.

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    Pope Paul led the world's 600 million Roman Catholics in celebrating Easter Day on Sunday (18 April), and warned them against the dangers of materialism.

    The Pope said his main Eater Mass in bright sunshine in St. Peters Square, before an estimated crowd of 300,000 pilgrims and tourists.

    From the main balcony of the Basilica he declared it was the church's task to teach "that the inevitable danger resulting from the blind craving exclusively for temporal prosperity could bring man a greater unhappiness, generated by the very expansion of his capacity to desire more an of his possibility to enjoy more."
    This year, the traditional message "Urbi et Orbi", "to the city and the world", was mainly religious in content, describing the significance of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    After reading the message, the Pope wished the world a happy Easter in 12 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Ukranian, and the bells of the Basilica tolled, joined by those of the city's 500 other churches.

    SYNOPSIS: The Basilica of St. Peter, in the Vatican City, where Pope Paul celebrated the main Easter Mass on Sunday. He led the world's 600 million Roman Catholics in marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ and gave his traditional Easter message.

    the year, an estimated 300 thousand pilgrims and tourists gathered to her the Pope speak. He warned them against the dangers of materialism and said it was the church's task to teach what he termed "the inevitable danger resulting from the blind craving exclusively for temporal prosperity". He said this could bring man a greater unhappiness, generated by the very expansion of his capacity to desire more and of his possibility to enjoy more.

    In contrast to previous years, the traditional message, "Urbi et Orbi", which means "to the city and the world", was mainly religious in content. The Pope described the significance of Easter and the resurrection of Christ. After reading the message the Pope wished the world a happy Easter in 12 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Ukranian.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZD2JSXZJNUY9JP7R8L3N1K9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZD2JSXZJNUY9JP7R8L3N1K9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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