• Short Summary

    Pope Paul, spiritual leader of 600 million Roman Catholics, ushered in Christmas at a glittering midnight mass in St.

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    GV ST. Peter's interior CU Pope in procession
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    GV Pope leading prayer
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    SV Congregation
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    GV Pope reads
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    LV Pope cont PAN congregation
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    GV Pope receives flowers at altar
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Pope Paul, spiritual leader of 600 million Roman Catholics, ushered in Christmas at a glittering midnight mass in St. Peter's Basilica - the first time a Pontiff has done so for almost thirty years.

    Traditionally, the Pope celebrates a private mass in the Sistine Chapel with the Vatican diplomatic corp. However, Pope Paul has left the Vatican three times during his ten years in office to celebrate the mass with working people.

    The last time a Pope celebrated mass at St. Peter's Basilica was in 1944 when Pope Pius XII asked his war-time congregation to pray for world peace and an end to the war.

    In his Christmas message to the world, Pope Paul told 30,000 followers in St. Peter's Square that modern scientific humanism was attempting to replace the Christian religion. Man was attempting to make Man his god in the name of reason.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1W594AMQU6OLAPAFH3VS2J1PE
    Media URN:
    VLVA1W594AMQU6OLAPAFH3VS2J1PE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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