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    ROME, ITALY/JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha met the Pope on June 11 as part of his visit to Italy.

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    ROME: JUNE 11, 1984: (FIORI):
    1. GV & SV Botha addressing audience of bankers and speaking (2 shots) 0.31
    2. CU & GV PAN South African Embassy in Rome (2 shots) 0.46
    3. GV PAN Policemen and demonstrators outside Embassy 1.03
    VATICAN: JUNE 11, 1984: VATICAN T.V.
    4. CU STILLS (B/W) Botha with Pope (3 shots) 1.21
    JOHANNESBURG: JUNE 8, 1984: (CHILTON):
    5. SCU Bishop Desmond Tutu speaking in opposition to visit 2.14
    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQUENCE FIVE): BISHOP TUTU: "I object because the Prime Minister is looking for credibility and at the moment is riding the crest of a wave, and he wants to be accepted into, the family of free nations and I think that it is quite wrong for the perpetrators of apartheid to be made acceptable and that apartheid is something that is respectable, because it isn't. It is a vicious, evil, unchristian and immoral policy, and the only way in which we will be able to change that policy reasonably peacefully is if the perpetrators are treated as the pariahs that they should be."
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    Background: ROME, ITALY/JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha met the Pope on June 11 as part of his visit to Italy. The Pope is expected to visit southern African countries later this year but it is not know if South Africa will be included in the tour. Mr Botha arrived in Italy on June 10 a three-day visit which includes discussions with his Italian counterpart Signor Bettino Craxi, and a meeting with international bankers (June 11). The meeting with the Pope was the first time the Vatican has received a South African Prime Minister and it has caused widespread controversy. There was a demonstration outside the South African embassy in Rome against the visit, and, in South Africa, Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu, Secretary of the South African Council of Churches, said the Pope has given credibility to the South African regime.

    Source: REUTERS - ANGELO FIORI/ROLANDO FERRARIO/GEOFF CHILTON/VATICAN T.V.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36DR88MTPLAJ2OQFI51083M4U
    Media URN:
    VLVA36DR88MTPLAJ2OQFI51083M4U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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