• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL DROVE THROUGH ROME IN AN OPEN CAR IN LIGHT RAIN TODAY (SUNDAY) TO PRAY AT A MONUMENT TO THE MADONNA ON HIS ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE FOR THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION.

  • Description

    POPE PAUL DROVE THROUGH ROME IN AN OPEN CAR IN LIGHT RAIN TODAY (SUNDAY) TO PRAY AT A MONUMENT TO THE MADONNA ON HIS ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE FOR THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. ABOUT 2,000 PEOPLE LINED THE STREETS TO JOIN THE POPE IN PRAYERS AT THE MONUMENT, WHICH IS NEAR ROME'S FAMOUS SPANISH STEPS.

    RED LANTERNS GLIMMERED IN WINDOWS AS THE POPE PASSED, WAVING FROM HIS CAR. EARLIER, HE LAUNCHED A SHARP ATTACK ON PUBLIC. IMMORALITY, SAYING THAT MANY GLAMOROUS CELEBRITIES FAILED TO COMBINE GOODNESS AND VIRTUE WITH BEAUTY. HE CONTRASTED THE MADONNA'S PURITY WITH THE "MORAL POVERTY": OF MODERN SOCIETY IN TWO SPEECHES FOR THE DAY'S FESTIVITIES.

    YESTERDAY, POPE PAUL TOLD A GROUP OF SEMINARIAN PRIESTS THAT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WAS IN A STATE OF SELF-CRITICISM BORDERING ON SELF-DESTRUCTION, BUT HE WELCOMED THE TRIALS THIS BROUGHT TO THE PAPACY. HE TOLD THE PRIESTS THAT THE POPE, TOO, NEEDED HELP, AND ASKED THEM TO PRAY FOR HIM DAILY.

    (EARLIER TODAY, POLICE DISPERSED ABOUT 50 NEO-FASCIST YOUTHS WHO MARCHED TO THE SPANISH STEPS BEFORE THE POPE ARRIVED. THE YOUTH SAID THEY HAD NOT INTENDED TO DISTURB THE CEREMONIES BUT ONLY TO PROTEST AGAINST COMMUNISM AND THE WEAKNESS OF THE ITALIAN STATE).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANFUONYP63OY7AGTH67AUGRTV
    Media URN:
    VLVAANFUONYP63OY7AGTH67AUGRTV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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