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    SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN

    Pope John Paul ended a ten-day visit to Spain on November 9 with a call for Europe to unite and become again a beacon of world civilisation and progress.

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    1. AV Labacolla Airport, crowds gathered for Mass. 0.03
    2. SV Pope walking through crowds. 0.17
    3. TOP SHOT Crowd. 0.20
    4. SV Pope celebrating Mass. (2 SHOTS) 0.36
    5. SV Statue of Saint James at Santiago de Compostela cathedral. 0.38
    6. SV PAN Pope praying in front of St. James' statue. (2 SHOTS) 1.05
    7. TOP SHOT Pope enters chapel of St. Sacrament. 1.26
    8. SV Pope praying in chapel. 1.35
    9. SV Pope kissing statue of St. James. (2 SHOTS) 1.42
    10. SV Pope using unique Popa Susiero incense burner. 1.55
    11. SV/GV Incense burner being swung over congregation by members of clergy, as Pope watches. (3 SHOTS) 2.10
    12. SV/GV Pope escorted by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia to aircraft. (2 SHOTS) 2.19
    13. SV Pope waves farewell to crowd and enters aircraft. 2.35
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    Background: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN

    Pope John Paul ended a ten-day visit to Spain on November 9 with a call for Europe to unite and become again a beacon of world civilisation and progress. The Pontiff was speaking in the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela, which through the Middle Ages ranked only after Jerusalem and Rome as a centre for Christian pilgrimage. Before entering the city, which is named after the apostle Saint James, the Pope celebrated Mass at Labacolla Airport, where he had flown from Madrid. Local officials estimated that half a million people had turned out to attend the airport Mass or to cheer the Pope along his route into the old city. After embracing the statue of Spain's patron Saint James, believed to have been buried in the grounds of Santiago's cathedral, the Pope urged Europe to reconstruct its spiritual unity in a climate of full respect for other religions and genuine freedoms. His speech coincided with the resumption in Madrid of East-West talks on European security, marked by Western nations' demands for trade union freedom in the Pope's native Poland. The Pontiff asked that Europe's various political systems be accorded due respect. Vatican analysts say this is the first time the Pontiff has spelt out his vision of unity while implicitly recognising a political division of Europe into East and West. After the service, attended by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, the Pontiff flew back to Rome at the end of the first ever Papal visit to the staunchly Roman Catholic nation.

    Source: TELEVISION ESPANOLA

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BE5A142YGX6PKCY2ARC9O96R
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BE5A142YGX6PKCY2ARC9O96R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
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    N/A

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