Pope John Paul on Monday (7 July) visited a slum in the southern Brazilian city of Salvador, and begged for help for the thousands of people living in makeshift home there.
GV & ZOOM IN Villages in poor part of Salvador in Brazil and crowds
LV Houses by river and guards
GV EXTERIOR New church
GV Police holding back crowd ZOOM IN TO SV crowd chanting
CU Pope with church dignitaries and crowds. Pope consecrating new church
SV Pope climbing on to microphone and PAN ALONG crowd TO EXTERIOR new church
CU Pope PULL BACK TO Pope blessing woman AND PAN as woman leaves
SV Pope blessing child PULL BACK TO LS Pope descending steps ZOOM IN ZOOM OUT AND PAN TO waiting crowds
TS GV As Pope enters bus surrounded by crowds and PAN TO crowd
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Background: Pope John Paul on Monday (7 July) visited a slum in the southern Brazilian city of Salvador, and begged for help for the thousands of people living in makeshift home there.
SYNOPSIS: The Pope's visit to the slum of Algados underlined his determination to make 'Help for the Poor' the theme of his tour of Brazil. Few people in Algados earn the minimum wage of 69-dollars a month and most work part-time selling seafood, doing repair jobs or labouring. The Pope promised that those who gave to the poor of Algados would receive God's blessing. When the Pontiff arrived outside a small brick chapel especially built for his visit, he was greeted by several thousand people.
During his half-hour stay, the People consecrated the chapel. One seventy-year-old widow gave him a small gold-coloured dish for use at mass. She said she lived in a two-room hut with two dependants and all survived on her tiny pension. Outside the chapel the Pope mingled briefly with the crowd who kissed his hand. He in turn blessed them and kissed small children.
The People said hat all those responsible for the good of mankind, including the church, should seek and apply real, adequate and efficient measures to satisfy the rights of the countryman, to help him. If they did not, the People said, they would leave the field open to other initiatives inspired by hatred and violence.