• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL WARNED TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THE VIETNAM WAS THREATENED TO SPREAD, AND CALLED ON POWERS INVOLVED TO TRY EVERY POSSIBLE MEANS THAT COULD LEAD TO AN HONOURABLE SETTLEMENT.

  • Description

    POPE PAUL WARNED TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THE VIETNAM WAS THREATENED TO SPREAD, AND CALLED ON POWERS INVOLVED TO TRY EVERY POSSIBLE MEANS THAT COULD LEAD TO AN HONOURABLE SETTLEMENT. THE PONTIFF MADE HIS SPEECH IN THE BASILICA OF ST. PETER'S CHURCH, ROME, AND LATER DELIVERED A PEACE PRAYER WHICH HE HAD COMPOSED FOR THE OCCASION. RAIN AND HAIL HAD FORCED HIM TO ABANDON PLANS OF MAKING HIS SPEECH IN THE HUGE SQUARE OF ST. PETER'S.

    POPE PAUL MADE HIS SPEECH ON WHAT HE HAS DESIGNATED THE FIRST "WORLD PEACE DAY" -- HE WANTS THE DAY TO BE CELEBRATED ON JANUARY 1 EACH YEAR, AND HAS ALREADY RECEIVED SUPPORT FROM A NUMBER OF NON-CATHOLIC LEADERS.

    HE SAID NEW AND TERRIBLE OBSTACLES WERE ARISING TO COMPLICATE THE ISSUE OF THE VIETNAM WAR. "HE WOULD WISH TO WARD OFF THE DISASTER OF A SPREADING WAR AN ENDLESS WAR," HE SAID.

    THE POPE'S PRAYER ASKED FOR PEACE AND LOVE AMONG MEN OF EVERY TONGUE, TO BRING FORTH A WORLD OF CLOSER BROTHERHOOD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABACYQ6J2KLKRFATPK265KURD3
    Media URN:
    VLVABACYQ6J2KLKRFATPK265KURD3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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