• Short Summary

    In a radio broadcast to his home country to Poland Pole John Paul the Second has expressed the hope that the Communist rulers there will serve the country well.

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    LV Pope John Paul II receiving the applause of the congregation (TWO SHOTS)
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    2.
    SV Pope John Paul reading aloud from prayer book
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    LV new Archbishop of Krakow, Monsignor Franciszeki climbs steps of alter and is blessed in turn by the Pope and assembled Bishops
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    SV Archbishop Macharski returns to his place and kneels
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    SV Archbishop Macharski being blessed by Cardinals ZOOM OUT TO GV
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    GV children and crowd applaud as Pope John Paul II appears on hospital balcony
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    LV hospital staff watching the Pope from windows
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    SVs Pope blesses applauding crowd (TWO SHOTS)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In a radio broadcast to his home country to Poland Pole John Paul the Second has expressed the hope that the Communist rulers there will serve the country well. The Pope's message came the day after he officiated at Saturday's (6 January) consecration of his successor as Archbishop of Krakow, Monsignor Franciszek Macharski.

    SYNOPSIS: The Pope appeared to be refreshed after two days' rest at his summer residence outside Rome. He was greeted with warm applause from the congregation in St Peter's Basilica before leading them in prayer.

    Archbishop Macharski is fifty-one and has been rector of the Krakow seminary for the last eight years. During the ceremony he was blessed by the Pope and the Bishops assembled at the altar. Until the Papal election in October the new Archbishop was a close colleague of the then Cardinal Wojtyla.

    After returning to his place, other Cardinals gave the Archbishop their blessings. Five thousand people watched the consecration, including two hundred who had made a special journey from Krakow.

    Archbishop Macharski is seen as a likely future leader of the church in Poland, which has Eastern Europe's largest Catholic community.

    The Pope's visit to a children's hospital the next day (7 January) attracted hundreds of spectators.

    Hospital staff and patients crowded vantage points in an attempt to view the pontiff. The Pope spent nearly three hours at the hospital, and had words of encouragement for the sick children and those who care for them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA243YMM2Q3TKPMFMTAL4G6R58T
    Media URN:
    VLVA243YMM2Q3TKPMFMTAL4G6R58T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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