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    VATICAN CITY AND ROME, ITALY

    Pope John Paul received United States Vice-President George Bush on February 7, for a private audience which centred on the Pontiff's views on nuclear arms control.

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    1. (MUTE) RAI, VATICAN CITY
    SV US Vice-President George Bush shakes hands with Pope John Paul II 0.12
    2. SV Pope and Bush standing together 0.22
    3. CU Renaissance painting 0.24
    4. SV Pope shakes hands with Mrs. Barbara Bush 0.30
    5. (SOUND) RAI, ROME
    SV Bush meets Italian Head of State, Sandro Pertini, and other officials (2 shots) 1.01
    6. (SOUND) ERT, ROME
    SV US Middle East Envoy Philip Habib meets Italian Foreign Minister Emilio Colombo 1.12
    7. SV PAN AND SV Bush and Colombo pose seated for press (2 shots) 1.30
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    Background: VATICAN CITY AND ROME, ITALY

    Pope John Paul received United States Vice-President George Bush on February 7, for a private audience which centred on the Pontiff's views on nuclear arms control. A Vatican spokesman said the meeting, which lasted 45 minutes, was followed by a ceremony at which Mr. Bush and his wife Barbara exchanged gifts with the Pope, who presented them with reproductions of drawings by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. After the Vatican audience, Mr. Bush lunched with Italian President Sandro Pertini. The US vice-president's visit to the Vatican came in the second week of his tour of Europe, which is aimed at canvassing opinion on the deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe. Mr. Bush had already outlined President Ronald Reagan's 'Zero Option' nuclear defence strategy at a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani and Foreign Minister Emilio Colombo. He told them the US wanted a ban on all land-based medium-range nuclear weapons, as a moral principle, and Washington would welcome proposals which would help negotiate towards this position. The Italian foreign minister also met US Special Envoy to Lebanon Philip Habib, who stopped in Rome on February 7, on his way to Jerusalem. Mr. Habib has used Rome in the past as a stopover to and from Lebanon, where Italy has contributed a large contingent to the multinational peacekeeping force in Beirut. Mr. Bush, who has already visited West Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland, was due to leave Rome for Paris on February 8.

    Source: RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA AND ELLINIKI RADIOPHONA TILEORASSI

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD4E9Z2SXBJJN4SLGB7VMRLTO1
    Media URN:
    VLVAD4E9Z2SXBJJN4SLGB7VMRLTO1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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