• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL TOOK PART IN THE BENEDICTION OF THE PALMS AT ST. PETER'S TODAY (PALM?

  • Description

    POPE PAUL TOOK PART IN THE BENEDICTION OF THE PALMS AT ST. PETER'S TODAY (PALM SUNDAY). OUTSIDE IN THE SQUARE, SALESMEN DID A BUSY TRADE WITH PILGRIMS SELLING CROSSES AND STARS MADE OF PALM FRONDS.

    TODAY'S SERVICE USHERED IN EASTER WEEK WHEN CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD RECALL THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS ON THE CROSS. IN HIS MESSAGE, THE PONTIFF GAVE ADVICE TO YOUTH.

    THEY SHOULD LIVE WITH MORE MODERATION, HE SAID, MODERN YOUTH HAD NO RESPECT FOR VALUES AND WERE BECOMING ANARCHICAL. HE SAID: "WE OFTEN BEHOLD THE SIGHT OF YOUTHFUL PEOPLE ATTRACTED BY FUTILITY AND STUPIDITIES."
    (HIS MESSAGE WAS APPARENTLY REFERRING TO LAST WEEK'S MILAN SEX TRIAL, AT WHICH THREE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE ACCUSED OF OBSCENITY. THEY WERE CLEARED, BUT AN APPEAL HAS BEEN LODGED).

    ST PETER'S SQUARE WAS THRONGED WITH EASTER PILGRIMS AND TOURIST. AS USUAL, VENDORS DID A GOOD BUSINESS SELLING PALM FRONDS - A REMINDERS OF THE DAY JESUS MADE HIS TRIUMPHAL BUT FINAL RIDE INTO JERUSALEM ALONG A PATH STREWN WITH PALMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARHSZ26MB94FPBAKNRABVIPKN
    Media URN:
    VLVARHSZ26MB94FPBAKNRABVIPKN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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