• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL DROVE THROUGH WILDLY CHEERING CROWDS TO YANKEE STADIUM ON MONDAY, TO CONDUCT A "MASS FOR PEACE" AS PART OF HIS HISTORIC PILGRIMAGE TO NEW YORK.

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    POPE PAUL DROVE THROUGH WILDLY CHEERING CROWDS TO YANKEE STADIUM ON MONDAY, TO CONDUCT A "MASS FOR PEACE" AS PART OF HIS HISTORIC PILGRIMAGE TO NEW YORK.

    MORE THAN 90,000 -- THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM ROMAN CATHOLICS -- WERE IN THE STADIUM, WHICH IS THE HOME OF A BASEBALL TEAM.

    OUTSIDE IN THE VAST ARENA IN THE BRONX SUBURB, HAWKERS SOLD ROSARY BEADS, SOUVENIR BOOKLETS, BUTTONS WITH PURPLE RIBBONS DEPICTING POPE PAUL, AND KEY-CHAINS OF GOLD WITH A PICTURE OF THE POPE.

    ARC LIGHTS ILLUMINATED THE INSIDE OF THE STADIUM, BEDECKED WITH THE PAPAL COLOURS OF YELLOW AND WHITE AND THE FLAGS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS.THE ALTAR WAS COVERED WITH A PLAIN WHITE CLOTH, AND ON EACH SIDE THERE WERE THREE CANDLES IN CANDLESTICKS OF GOLD.

    POLICE FILLED THE "DUGOUTS" NORMALLY USED BY THE NEW YORK YANKEES AND VISITING BASEBALL TEAMS.

    THE POPE CIRCLED THE ARENA IN AN ILLUMINATED LIMOUSINE, AS THE HUGE CROWD ROARED A WELCOME -- THEN FELL SUDDENLY SILENT AS THE PONTIFF WALKED TO THE ALTAR.

    FLANKED BY A SUB-DEACON, POPE PAUL BOWED AT THE FOOT OF THE ALTAR AND RECITED THE CONFITERO -- THE CONFESSION OF SINS.HE TOLD THE HUGE CONGREGATION IN HIS SERMON TO LOVE AND SERVE A PEACE BASED ON "MORAL AND RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES".

    AFTER THE POPE AND THE CONGREGATION HAD RECITED THE LORD'S PRAYER TOGETHER, 12 CHILDREN, REPRESENTING THE SIX CONTINENTS, APPROACHED THE FOOT OF THE ALTAR AND RECEIVED COMMUNION FROM THE POPE.

    AS THE MASS ENDED, THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION KNELT AND WAS BLESSED BY THE PONTIFF.THE CROWD ROARED "LONG LIVE THE POPE" AS HE STEPPED INTO HIS CAR AND DROVE PAST A SOLID LINE OF POLICEMEN STRUGGLING TO HOLD BACK THE ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA90BQW49D5XBS1NO6CT5RKA7XL
    Media URN:
    VLVA90BQW49D5XBS1NO6CT5RKA7XL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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