• Short Summary

    At the beginning of his five-nation European tour, President Nixon had an audience with Pope Paul at the Vatican on Monday (28 September).

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    GV Vatican building
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    SV Nixon arrives by car
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    CU flag on car
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    SV Nixon out of car and greeted by clergy
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    SV guard of honour PAN to Nixon entering
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    SV interior crest on ceiling
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    Nixon & Pope shake hands and walk to painting
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    SV Nixon and Pope look at painting
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    SV Pope presents gift to Nixon
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    10.
    SV Rogers applauds
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    SV Pope and Nixon shake hands
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At the beginning of his five-nation European tour, President Nixon had an audience with Pope Paul at the Vatican on Monday (28 September). Both men made short statements on world peace.

    The Pope told President Nixon that he hoped negotiations to end the Middle East crises would be taken up again speedily and effectively. He expressed the same wish for peace over the fighting in South -East Asia.

    Mr. Nixon said that during his visit to the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean, after the Vatican talks, he would see "the mightiest military force which exists in the world on an ocean ". On the other hand, he said, the Pope expressed a "different kind of power" which moved nations and men.

    After their private talks they were joined by Mrs. Nixon. A communique issued later said the Pope had also called for more effective economic and technical effort to bring about human development corresponding to the real need, dignity and freedom of all people. The President renewed his assurance that the United States would support the Pope's aim.

    After leaving the Vatican, President Nixon jumped from his car to shake hands with Italians who were greeting him with cries of "Riccardo, Riccardo". This warm welcome contrasted with anti-American demonstrations when the president left the city by helicopter.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACY1LSZWYM0CXAX6Z428QNJ5XA
    Media URN:
    VLVACY1LSZWYM0CXAX6Z428QNJ5XA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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