Pope John Paul the Second is to baptise an English baby, Alexis Biller, on August the eleventh in a private chapel in the Vatican.
MV: Mr & Mrs Stephen Biller and children in Luxembourg home.
CU: Alexis Biller.
CU: Mr. Biller speaking about baby's baptism.
CU: baby Biller on mother's lap.
MV: Mr and Mrs. Biller and two children.
CU: Mrs. Biller and two children.
TRANSCRIPT: MR. BILLER: SEQ 3: "Alexis Stanislas Biller is going to be baptised on Saturday the eleventh of August by the Holy Father and the reason why he is such a lucky boy lies in a visit that the Papal envoy made to us in February. He said I must organise a meeting between these children and the Holy Father, and so that meeting took place in the form of a private audience on the eleventh of April this year. And during that audience my wife asked the Holy Father if he would baptise the baby that she was then expecting.
We never thought that our little son would bring so much pleasure to others as he apparently has done."
MRS. BILLER: "Yes, the excitement amongst our family, being both Polish and Hungarian, we feel extremely close to Pope John Paul, we almost feel that he is our Pope, don't we?"
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Background: Pope John Paul the Second is to baptise an English baby, Alexis Biller, on August the eleventh in a private chapel in the Vatican. The parents, Stephen and Janine Biller, had an audience with the Pope shortly before Easter when they took the opportunity to ask Him if He would baptise their baby when it was born.
SYNOPSIS: The baby was born on June the 22nd to Mr and Mrs Biller, and English Roman Catholic couple living in Luxembourg. This is the Biller family's third child and Mr. Biller explains how he came to be so lucky...