In Manila yesterday (Friday), Pope Paul paid a courtesy call on President Ferdinand Marcos at the presidential Malacanang Palace.
Ext. Welcoming crowd outside Malacanang Palace
Int. Pope enters with Marcos and pauses before Visitors Book
Marcos and Pope turn away
Pope and Marcos on balcony (two shots)
Pope and Marcos seated
Marcos introduces Cabinet and wives to Pope
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Background: In Manila yesterday (Friday), Pope Paul paid a courtesy call on President Ferdinand Marcos at the presidential Malacanang Palace.
He went there late in the afternoon on the first day of his three-day visit to the Philippines.
After signing the Visitors Book, he went on the balcony to give his benediction to a big crowd of mostly priests and nuns who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the Pontiff.
Later her met members of the Filipino Cabinet and their wives.
During the call at the palace, the Pope urged President Marcos to work for a more equitable distribution of wealth in the Philippines. He said more should be done to help the poor and needy.
The Pope leaves Manila on Monday for Samoa and Australia.