• Short Summary

    ON HIS 68TH BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), POPE PAUL MADE AN UNPRECEDENTED VISIT TO AN INTERNATIONAL GYPSY CAMP NEAR ROME.

  • Description

    ON HIS 68TH BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), POPE PAUL MADE AN UNPRECEDENTED VISIT TO AN INTERNATIONAL GYPSY CAMP NEAR ROME.A DOWNPOUR SPOILED SOME OF THE CELEBRATIONS AND THE POPE HAD TO CELEBRATE MASS AT AN ALTAR MOVED TO A NEARBY BUILDING TO ESCAPE THE RAIN.

    THE POPE GREETED THEM AS "PERPETUAL PILGRIMS, VOLUNTARY EXILES, WANDERERS WITHOUT REST".THE GYPSIES - SOME 3,000 OF THEM ARE ON A PILGRIMAGE TO ROME.

    IN MANY LANGUAGES AS WELL AS THEIR OWN ROMANY TONGUE THEY SHOUTED GREETINGS TO HIM.AFTER MASS, THE POPE LISTENED ON A BALCONY AS THEY SERENADED HIM WITH MANDOLINS AND VIOLINS.

    THE LARGEST GROUP ARE FROM FRANCE, OTHERS COME FROM BRITAIN, SPAIN, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, AND ITALY.

    DURING HIS VISIT, THE POPE CROWNED A STATUE OF THE GYPSIES, ADMINISTERED COMMUNION TO SOME OF THEIR CHILDREN, PRESENTED AS A STATUE OF THE MADONNA AS A SYMBOL OF THE CHURCH'S INTEREST IN THEM - AND PROMISED TO SEND THEM TEN VIOLINS, IN APPRECIATION OF THEIR HOSPITALITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASER0NYGSCF17PD5MEPA4SXPQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAASER0NYGSCF17PD5MEPA4SXPQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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