• Short Summary

    NEWS TODAY (SATURDAY) FROM THE VATICAN, THAT POPE PAUL HAS SENT IDENTICAL MESSAGE TO THE LEADERS OF NORTH AND SOUTH VIETNAM EXPRESSING JOY OVER THE CEASE-FIRE, AND APPEALING FOR A "JUST AND BROTHERLY PEACE." HE ALSO REFERRED TO THE VIETNAM WAR IN HIS TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS BLESSING FROM THE BALCONY OF ST.

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    NEWS TODAY (SATURDAY) FROM THE VATICAN, THAT POPE PAUL HAS SENT IDENTICAL MESSAGE TO THE LEADERS OF NORTH AND SOUTH VIETNAM EXPRESSING JOY OVER THE CEASE-FIRE, AND APPEALING FOR A "JUST AND BROTHERLY PEACE." HE ALSO REFERRED TO THE VIETNAM WAR IN HIS TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS BLESSING FROM THE BALCONY OF ST. PETER'S BASILICA.

    ABOUT 50,000 ROMAN AND FOREIGN PILGRIMS IN THE SQUARE BELOW ST. PETER'S BASILICA APPLAUDED WARMLY WHEN THE POPE SAID HOW GLAD HE WAS THAT THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE HAD BEEN GRANTED FOLLOWING HIS PLEA. HE SAID THE TRUCE IN VIETNAM WAS NOBLE AND GENEROUS AND FULL OF NEW CONFRONTING HOPES, AND HE CONGRATULATED ALL WHO'D WORKED TO ACHIEVE IT.

    THE POPE, WHO SENT A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF 100,000 DOLLARS (GBP35,000) FOR WAR VICTIMS IN BOTH SOUTH AND NORTH VIETNAM, BEGAN CHRISTMAS BY CELEBRATING MASS FOR DIPLOMATS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE AND STRESSING THE NEED FOR UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD.

    HE CELEBRATED AN EARLY-MORNING MASS IN A WORKING-CLASS PARISH ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ROME, AND THEN OFFICIATED AT THE SOLEMN MASS IN SAINT PETER'S SQUARE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAWEDQZXKDZY7WNJM8QESZJBVW
    Media URN:
    VLVAWEDQZXKDZY7WNJM8QESZJBVW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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