• Short Summary

    INTO AMMAN YESTERDAY AFTERNOON (SATURDAY) FLEW A HISTORY-MAKING PILGRIM: POPE PAUL. AS HIS ALITALIA DC-8?

  • Description

    INTO AMMAN YESTERDAY AFTERNOON (SATURDAY) FLEW A HISTORY-MAKING PILGRIM: POPE PAUL. AS HIS ALITALIA DC-8 JET AIRLINER, PAINTED IN THE VATICAN COLOURS OF YELLOW AND WHITE, TAXIED TO A HALT, A JORDANIAN GUARD-OF-HONOUR PRESENTED ARMS IN SALUTE.

    STANDING ON TOP OF THE AIRCRAFT STEPS, THE PONTIFF, WEARING WHITE ROBES AND A RED HAT, RAISED HIS HANDS IN BLESSING TO THE CROWDS.

    DOWN THE STEPS HE CAME TO BECOME THE FIRST POPE TO VISIT THE HOLY LAND FOR NEARLY 2,000 YEARS. KING HUSSEIN, THE YOUNG MOSLEM RULER OF THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM, GREETED HIM.

    AFTER MEETING JORDANIAN OFFICIALS AND MIDDLE EASTERN CHURCH DIGNITARIES, INCLUDING SEVERAL PATRIARCHS, THE KING AND HIS GUEST STOOD SIDE BY SIDE ON A DAIS AS THE JORDANIAN AND VATICAN ANTHEMS WERE PLAYED.

    "MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL," SAID THE POPE TO THE CHEERING CROWDS. AND OFF HE WENT TO VISIT "THE LAND OF JESUS."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4M45GJADZS82J6HUFBTL4IRL
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4M45GJADZS82J6HUFBTL4IRL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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