• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL VI LANDED AT AMMAN AIRPORT ON JANUARY 4 FOR HIS PILGRIMAGE OF PRAYER AND PEACE TO THE PLACES OF CHRIST'S MINISTRY AFTER A FLIGHT FROM ROME IN CLOUDY WEATHER WHICH HAD THREATENED TO DIVERT THE PLANE.

  • Description

    POPE PAUL VI LANDED AT AMMAN AIRPORT ON JANUARY 4 FOR HIS PILGRIMAGE OF PRAYER AND PEACE TO THE PLACES OF CHRIST'S MINISTRY AFTER A FLIGHT FROM ROME IN CLOUDY WEATHER WHICH HAD THREATENED TO DIVERT THE PLANE.

    A 21-GUN SALUTE BOOMED OUT AS THE ALITALIA JETLINER CARRYING POPE PAUL AND HIS RETINUE OF ABOUT 30 PRELATES AND LAYMEN TOUCHED DOWN, ACCOMPANIED BY AN ESCORT OF ROYAL JORDANIAN AIR FORCE PLANES.

    TWENTY-EIGHT YEAR OLD KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN WAS AT THE AIRPORT TO WELCOME POPE PAUL, WHO WAS INTRODUCED TO THE JORDANIAN PRIME MINISTER AND SIX PATRIARCHS.

    A MILITARY BAND PLAYED THE VATICAN AND JORDANIAN ANTHEMS AS THE KING AND PONTIFF STOOD SIDE BY SIDE. AFTER THE ANTHEMS, THE VATICAN AND JORDANIAN FLAGS WERE RAISED ON TWO MASTS.

    NO POPE HAS VISITED PALESTINE IN THE 2,000-YEAR-OLD HISTORY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND NO POPE HAS MET A PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE SINCE 1438.

    THE PAPAL PILGRIMAGE ENDED ON EPIPHANY DAY, JANUARY 6, WHICH COMMEMORATES THE HOMAGE OF THE MAGI TO THE NEW-BORN CHRIST AND COINCIDES WITH THE ORTHODOX CHRISTMAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVATKMH5QC5EN7TFYQOB9NTQCUC
    Media URN:
    VLVATKMH5QC5EN7TFYQOB9NTQCUC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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