• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL HAS RETURNED TO ROME, DESCRIBING HIS THREE-DAY VISIT TO AFRICA AS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE AND CHEERING IN HIS SIX-YEAR REIGN.

  • Description

    POPE PAUL HAS RETURNED TO ROME, DESCRIBING HIS THREE-DAY VISIT TO AFRICA AS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE AND CHEERING IN HIS SIX-YEAR REIGN. DURING 52 HOURS IN UGANDA, THE COMPLETED AN EXHAUSTING PROGRAMME WHICH INCLUDED TWO UNSCHEDULED MEETINGS WITH DELEGATIONS FROM NIGERIA AND BIAFRA IN AN EFFORT TO BRING PEACE IN THE CIVIL WAR.

    THE 71-YEAR-OLD PONTIFF LOOKED REFRESHED AND CHEERFUL AS HE STEPPED FROM HIS SPECIAL EAST AFRICAN AIRWAYS JET AT ROME AIRPORT LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY).

    HE WAS GREETED ON HIS ARRIVAL BY ITALY'S CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER, SIGNOR MARIANO RUMOR, A GROUP OF ROMAN CATHOLIC PRELATES AND ITALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    SIGNOR RUMOR, IN A SPEECH OF WELCOME, PRAISED THE POPE'S WORK FOR WORLD PEACE, AND HOPED THE POPE'S WORDS WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL MEN OF GOODWILL IN AFRICA AND BOOST THE PROSPECTS OF PEACEFUL CO-OPERATION AND HUMAN PROGRESS ELSEWHERE.

    REPLYING, THE POPE SAID HIS IMPRESSIONS DURING HIS TRIP HAD BEEN EXTREMELY VIVID AND HAPPY -- PARTICULARLY FROM THE RELIGIOUS POINT OF VIEW.

    HE PRAISED THE PEOPLE OF UGANDA FOR THEIR DILIGENCE AND CONCORD. THE POPE'S VISIT TO AFRICA WAS THE FIRST MADE BY A REIGNING PONTIFF IN MODERN TIMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD4LT1CVW8V2Y4KXMVB7TUAPW8
    Media URN:
    VLVAD4LT1CVW8V2Y4KXMVB7TUAPW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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