• Short Summary

    In the Philippines, Manila - still recovering from last week's typhoon - is busy getting ready to welcome Pope Paul who is due there on Friday.

  • Description

    1.
    TV PAN Manila showing harbour front traffic
    9 ft

    2.
    GV Archway to welcome Pope
    11 ft

    3.
    GV Exterior Manila Cathedral
    17 ft

    4.
    SV People enter cathedral for Mass
    20 ft

    5.
    CU Women knelling
    23 ft

    6.
    CU Woman handling rosary beads
    25 ft

    7.
    MV Stained-glass window
    27 ft

    8.
    GV Luneta Park
    30 ft

    9.
    CU Philippines flag
    32 ft

    10.
    SV Officials studying seating plan at Luneta Park
    36 ft

    11.
    SV Man painting rostrum at Luneta Park
    39 ft

    12.
    GV Other workmen laying down timber at park
    45 ft

    13.
    LV Quezon Circles (two shots)
    49 ft

    14.
    CU Headline: PC PRESSES ALL-OUT DRIVE ON GUN TOTING
    51 ft

    15.
    SV Private guard with machine-gun outside bank
    55 ft

    16.
    SV Private guard stops cars in residential area
    60 ft

    17.
    GV Luxury yachts
    65 ft

    18.
    GV PAN Poor fishing boats on beach (two shots)
    71 ft

    19.
    SV Group of fishermen working
    74 ft

    20.
    CU Sign: Private Property
    76 ft

    21.
    GV Rich houses (three shots)
    82 ft

    22.
    GV PAN Tondo slum area
    84 ft

    23.
    CU Slum children
    86 ft

    24.
    SV People walking along alley in Tondo.
    90 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the Philippines, Manila - still recovering from last week's typhoon - is busy getting ready to welcome Pope Paul who is due there on Friday. The Roman Catholic Pontiff will spend three crowded days in Manila as apart of his Pacific tour.

    The Pope will find no shortage of followers when he arrives. More than 90 percent of the Philippines' population of 37-million are Roman Catholic - a legacy of the missionaries who came with the Spanish colonialists.

    At the huge Luneta Park in the heart of Manila, the Pope will bless tens of thousands of people soon after his arrival. On Saturday he will celebrate Mass there and ordain priests from several Asian countries.

    On Sunday there will be another Papal Mass - this time at an even bigger park known as Quezon (pronounced kay-zon) Circle. One of the biggest congregations of all time is expected to attend.

    The Pope will also find no shortage of sinners - especially regarding the Biblical commandment 'Thou shall not kill.' Guns are a common sight anywhere in the Philippines and the country has a reputation for an unusually high rate of murder and mayhem. Some politicians are known to have private armies while private bodyguards are a way of life.

    Much of the violence stems from the wide disparity between the rich and the poor. Along the Manila waterfront are opulent yachts which contrast dramatically with boats of the poor fishing folk.

    Elsewhere plush houses of the wealthy minority underline the gap even further when compared with the ramshackle slums of the notorious Tondo district of Manila - which the Pope will see for himself on Sunday as he goes to the airport to leave for Samoa and Australia.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADI6QFRRDTOIRSBJC7YOJR549Y
    Media URN:
    VLVADI6QFRRDTOIRSBJC7YOJR549Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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