• Short Summary

    A papal envoy has been in Chile to inquire into the dispute between Chile and Argentina over the Beagle channel islands at the southern tip of South America.

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    GV Papal envoy Cardinal Samore leaves aircraft and is greeted by Minister of Foreign Relations Hernan Cubillos, with Guard of Honour
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    CU flag of Chile
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    LV Cardinal waving to crowds as he walks past the Guards of Honour with Mr Cubillos and other officials
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    SV PAN Cardinal waves as he enters building with officials, ZOOM TO CU of flags of Chile and the Vatican City
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    SV & CU INTERIOR Cardinal Samore greeted by President Augusto Pinochet and they sit down (THREE SHOTS)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A papal envoy has been in Chile to inquire into the dispute between Chile and Argentina over the Beagle channel islands at the southern tip of South America. Cardinal Antonio Samore arrived from Buenos Aires where he had discussed the dispute with Argentina's leaders.

    SYNOPSIS: Cardinal Samore was accorded a full ceremonial welcome when he stepped from the plane at Santiago. Chile pressed for mediation in the dispute by the Pope, and had conveyed this proposal in a note to Argentina's ambassador. Foreign Minister Hernan Cubillos, who met Cardinal Samore at the airport, is quoted by Reuters News Agency as saying the two countries had agreed on December the 12th to accept the Holy See as mediator, but failed to agree on other points. The initiative was abruptly ended and Foreign Minister Cubillos said Argentina had slammed the door on a peaceful solution.

    Cardinal Samore told reporters he was on a fact-finding mission and was not involved in negotiations between the two governments. He said he was not without hoped for peace.

    As Cardinal Samore conferred with President Augusto Pinochet, Chilean and Argentine troops faced each other over their common frontier, fuelling rumours that the quarrel over the three small islands could lead to war. At the end of his visit, Cardinal Samore said both countries were willing to settle their dispute peacefully, but added that their differences could not be reconciled in a day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8A9VZMF15AD0MPZHYPPBG9LR0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8A9VZMF15AD0MPZHYPPBG9LR0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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