• Short Summary

    POPE JOHN XXIII HELD HIS FIRST PRIVATE AUDIENCE SINCE HE BECAME ILL ALMOST THREE WEEKS AGO, WHEN HE RECEIVED KING MWAMBUTSA OF BURUNDI LAST SUNDAY.

  • Description

    POPE JOHN XXIII HELD HIS FIRST PRIVATE AUDIENCE SINCE HE BECAME ILL ALMOST THREE WEEKS AGO, WHEN HE RECEIVED KING MWAMBUTSA OF BURUNDI LAST SUNDAY.

    THE PONTIFF SPENT 25 MINUTES WITH THE AFRICAN MONARCH AND 15 MINUTES WITH MEMBERS OF THE KING'S PARTY. LATER HE WENT TO HIS STUDIO WINDOW ABOVE ST PETER'S SQUARE AND GAVE HIS BLESSING TO THE SUNDAY CROWD BELOW. IT WAS THE POPE'S FIFTH SUCH APPEARANCE SINCE HE BECAME ILL.

    AT THE AUDIENCE WITH THE KING OF BURUNDI, THE POPE WAS DESCRIBED AS LOOKING VERY WELL. A GOOD DEAL OF COLOUR HAD RETURNED TO HIS FACE AND HIS VOICE WAS CLEAR AND STRONG.

    THE INCREASE IN THE POPE'S ACTIVITIES IS SEEN AS ANOTHER INDICATION THAT HE IS IMPROVING. HE WAS DUE TO BE VISITED BY HIS PERSONAL PHYSICIAN LATER IN THE DAY, BUT THEN IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE DOCTOR WOULD NOT SEE HIM UNTIL THE NEXT DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAHGGQY3PC1070MGEBV20BQTGP
    Media URN:
    VLVAHGGQY3PC1070MGEBV20BQTGP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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