• Short Summary

    IN THE VATICAN CITY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), POPE PAUL ASKED THE WORLD'S 500,000,000 ROMAN CATHOLICS TO PRAY FOR A NEGOTIATED PEACE IN VIETNAM "IMPOSED NEITHER BY TREACHERY NOR FORCE".

  • Description

    IN THE VATICAN CITY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), POPE PAUL ASKED THE WORLD'S 500,000,000 ROMAN CATHOLICS TO PRAY FOR A NEGOTIATED PEACE IN VIETNAM "IMPOSED NEITHER BY TREACHERY NOR FORCE". THE POPE WAS ADDRESSING A CROWD OF ABOUT 100,000 PEOPLE AT AN OPEN-AIR MASS IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS HISTORIC APPEAL FOR WORLD PEACE AT THE UNITED NATIONS.

    THE POPE SITTING IN FRONT OF A MASSIVE ALTAR AET UP BEFORE ST. PETER'S BASILICA, TOLD THE CROWD -- AND MILLIONS OF OTHERS WATCHING ON TELEVISION -- THAT THE IDEA OF WORLD PEACE WAS SINKING INTO THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE WORLD. "THE INTIMATE PERSUASION IS GROWING," HE SAID, "THAT TRUE AND LASTING PEACE CANNOT BE BASED ON THE POWER OF DEADLY WEAPONS NOR ON THE STATIC TENSION OF OPPOSING IDEOLOGIES."
    ON VIETNAM, THE POPE SAID: "AND SO WITH FAITH WE WILL PRAY FOR PEACE, ESPECIALLY IN THE FAR EAST, FOR A PEACE WHICH WILL GUARANTEE LIBERTY ADN PROSPERITY FOR TH PEOPLES OF THOSE LANDS, A PEACE WHICH WILL NOT BE IMPOSED BY TREACHERY OR BY FORCE BUT BY NEGOTIATIONS CONDUCTED WITH HONOUR AND HUMANITY."
    CARDINALS, CLERGY MONKS, NUNS, AND THOUSANDS OF ROMANS AND TOURISTS HAD GATHERED IN THE WARM OCTOBER SUNSHINE TO HEAR THE MASS, WHICH WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHANTING OF CHOIRS. THE POPE'S PLEA FOR PEACE, ESPECIALLY IN VIETNAM, HAS BEEN A PERSONAL CAMPAIGN OF HIS OVER THE PAST YEAR. THIS HAS INCLUDED MESSAGES TO THE HEADS OF STATES OF COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN THE VIETNAM FIGHTING, PRIVATE TALKS WITH STATEMENTS, AND MANY PUBLIC APPEALS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA86YJVWIPBBRWRESSXTCWNIH23
    Media URN:
    VLVA86YJVWIPBBRWRESSXTCWNIH23
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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