• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DEFENDED HIS CONTROVERSIAL BAN ON ARTIFICIAL BIRTH CONTROL AND SAID THAT THE DECISION HAD FOLLOWED YEARS OF STUDY, SUFFERING AND ANGUISH.

  • Description


    POPE ON PLATFORM READING STATEMENT; POPE MEETING PILGRIMS (SOF OVERLAID):



    TRANSCRIPT: POPE PAUL "MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS TODAY WE WISH TO SPEAK TO YOU ON THE FEELINGS THAT FILLED OUR HEARTS DURING THE LONG PERIOD OF PREPARATION OF OUR ENCYCLICAL LETTER....(INDISTINCT). THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY CAUSES US NO SMALL SUFFERING. WE ALL KNEW OF THE HEATED DISCUSSIONS IN THE PRESS. THE ANGUISH OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE PROBLEM TOUCHED US ALSO. WE STUDIED AND READ ALL WE COULD, WE CONSULTED EMINENT PERSONS AND WE SOUGHT IN PRAYER THE AID OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN INTERPRETING DIVINE LAW WHICH FLOWS FROM THE INNER NEEDS OF HUMAN LOVE, FROM THE (INDISTINCT) FUTURE OF MARRIAGE AND FROM THE PRESENT DIGNITY OF THE WEDDED COUPLE. WE ARE GUIDED ALSO BY THE FEELING OF CHARITY AND OF PERSONAL CONCERN FOR MARRIED CHRISTIANS. FOR THIS REASON WE GAVE TO LOVE THE CHIEF POSITION IN MARRIAGE AND ADDED PASTORAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE DOCTRINAL TEACHING. FINALLY OUR LABOUR WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HOPE, HOPE THAT THIS DOCUMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ITS TRUTH; HOPE, ABOVE ALL, THAT CHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLES WILL UNDERSTAND THAT ITS TEACHING IS BUT THE MANIFESTATION OF THEIR TRUE LOVE, AN IMITATION OF THE LOVE OF CHRIST FOR THE CHURCH."




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    Background: POPE PAUL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DEFENDED HIS CONTROVERSIAL BAN ON ARTIFICIAL BIRTH CONTROL AND SAID THAT THE DECISION HAD FOLLOWED YEARS OF STUDY, SUFFERING AND ANGUISH. FOLLOWING THE WORLD WIDE STORM WHICH HAD FOLLOWED PUBLICATION OF HIS ENCYCLICAL TWO DAYS AGO, THE POPE TOOK GREAT PAINS TO EMPHASISE THAT THE DECISION HAD NOT BEEN TAKEN LIGHTLY. HE MADE HIS STATEMENT AT HIS SUMMER RESIDENCE AT CASTELGANDOLFO, WHERE HE ADDRESSED SEVERAL THOUSAND CATHOLIC PILGRIMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEB7773ZUY5MMJ6B3153C4V5F4
    Media URN:
    VLVAEB7773ZUY5MMJ6B3153C4V5F4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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