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    CARDINAL FRANCIS SPELLMAN OF NEW YORK CELEBRATED MASS WITH AMERICAN TROOPS IN SOUTH VIETNAM ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

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    CARDINAL FRANCIS SPELLMAN OF NEW YORK CELEBRATED MASS WITH AMERICAN TROOPS IN SOUTH VIETNAM ON CHRISTMAS EVE. THE CARDINAL'S VIEW ON AMERICAN VICTORY THERE HAS RECEIVED A CRITICAL PRESS IN FRANCE.

    THE CARDINAL WENT TO CAMP RANH BAY, THE AMERICAN BASE VISITED BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON AFTER THE MANILA SUMMIT ON VIETNAM. IN SAIGON, THE CARDINAL DESCRIBED THE UNITED STATES AS THE "SAMARITAN OF NATIONS".

    HE TOLD THE TROOPS THERE THAT THE WAR WAS "A WAR FOR CIVILISATION" AND ANYTHING "LESS THAN VICTORY WAS INCONCEIVABLE". HE WENT ON: "IT IS A WAR THRUST ON US AND WE CANNOT YIELD TO TYRANNY AND SO HAS SAID OUR PRESIDENT AND THE A SECRETARY - WE CANNOT WIN HALF A WAR".

    FRENCH NEWSPAPERS SAID THE CARDINAL'S VIEWPOINT WERE IN CONTRAST TO THE POPE'S HOPES FOR A MIRACLE FOR PEACE IN VIETNAM. AMONG THE NEWSPAPERS, LE FIGARO IN A WASHINGTON STORY ASKED: "HOW CAN ONE BELIEVE IN PEACE WHEN THE CARDINAL HIMSELF SAYS WHAT NO RESPONSIBLE PERSON OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HAS DARED TO SAY YET?"
    CARDINAL SPELLMAN WAS SPENDING HIS 21ST CHRISTMAS WITH AMERICAN TROOPS OVERSEAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA837GPD7JVW0XC3S3Z7AO6B3AZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA837GPD7JVW0XC3S3Z7AO6B3AZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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