• Short Summary

    POPE JOHN PAUL IT TODAY VISITED MONTECASSINO, THE FAMOUS BATTLE FIELD WHERE MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND POLISH SOLDIERS WERE KILLED DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

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    POPE JOHN PAUL IT TODAY VISITED MONTECASSINO, THE FAMOUS BATTLE FIELD WHERE MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND POLISH SOLDIERS WERE KILLED DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. TODAY IS THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE AND MANY POLISH HAVE PILGERED TO MONTE CASSINO TO CELEBRATE TOGETHER WITH THE POPE THE ANNIVERSARY.

    THE POPE ARRIVED AT MONTECASSINO BY HELICOPTER, AND THERE HE WAS GREETED BY THE ITALIAN PREMIER ANDREOTTI, AND BY MANY EX-SOLDIERS. AFTER THE SPEECH BY ANDREOTTI THE POPE THEN WENT TO CELEBRATE MASS ON THE CEMETERY BETWEEN THE TOMBS OF THE FALLEN SOLDIERS OF THE POLISH 'KARPATY' AND KRESOWA' DIVISIONS. THERE TO CELEBRATE THE MASS WITH HIM WAS THE POLISH PRIMATE WYSZYNSKI (WHO ARRIVED IN ROME YESTERDAY). AFTERWARDS THE POPE WENT TO THE ABBEY OF MONTECASSINO WHERE HE PRAYE???ED ON THE TOMB OF SAINT BENEDICT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BCEQD7J73SQMCD0YFT1KWIIC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BCEQD7J73SQMCD0YFT1KWIIC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:10:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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