• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL LED THE EASTER CEREMONIES IN ROME YESTERDAY (GOOD FRIDAY).DURING PART OF A "VIA?

  • Description

    POPE PAUL LED THE EASTER CEREMONIES IN ROME YESTERDAY (GOOD FRIDAY).DURING PART OF A "VIA CRUCIS" (WAY OF THE CROSS) PROCESSION AT THE COLOSSEUM WHERE EARLY CHRISTIANS WERE ONCE MARTYRED, HE CARRIED A CROSS.

    THE CEREMONY, ATTENDED BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, STARTED INSIDE THE COLOSSEUM.THERE THE POPE STOOD WITH EYES CLOSED AND HANDS FOLDED AS THE FIRST PART OF THE PROCESSION BEGAN -- THE FIRST STATION OF THE WAY OF THE CROSS.

    AT THE 12TH STATION, COMMEMORATING JESUS' DEATH ON THE CROSS, THE POPE STOOD HOLDING THE CROSS HIGH BEFORE HIM.AFTERWARDS, ADDRESSING THE CROWD, HE COMPARED CHRIST'S SUFFERING WITH THE SUFFERING OF EVERYONE IN THE WORLD.HE SPOKE OF THE UNHAPPINESS CAUSED TO SO MANY BY WAR, AND URGED ALL TO PRAY FOR PEACE.

    THE RUINS OF THE ANCIENT ROMAN FORUM WERE FLOODLIT AND AMONG THE ILLUMINATIONS WAS ANOTHER CROSS OUTLINED IN THE FLAMES OF TORCHES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA4WZMNXGKBDY7IV1D9KX2L747
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4WZMNXGKBDY7IV1D9KX2L747
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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