- Title: GERMANY: POPE JOHN PAUL II ARRIVES FOR TWO-DAY VISIT
- Date: 21st June 1996
- Summary: PADERBORN, GERMANY (JUNE 21, 1996) (RTV -- ACCESS ALL) 1. GV/MV/CU: ARRIVAL PREPARATIONS FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II SECURITY AND CROWDS (6 SHOTS) 0.30 2. GV: PEOPLE CARRYING BANNER READING: TOTUS TUUS (ALL YOURS) (LATIN) 0.35 3. GV: EXTERIOR BUILDING - FLAGS 0.39 4. GV: GERMAN PRESIDENT ROMAN HERZOG WALKING WITH DIGNITARIES 0.44 4. LV: POPE JOHN PAUL II'S PLANE ARRIVING 0.51 5. GV: POPE JOHN PAUL II SLOWLY DESCENDING STEPS OF PLANE/ BEING GREETED BY GERMAN PRESIDENT ROMAN HERZOG/ MEDIA (3 SHOTS) 1.40 6. GV: HERZOG WELCOMING POPE (GERMAN) 1.46 7. SCU: POPE JOHN PAUL SAYING NO ONE KNOWS AS WELL AS YOU, IN A COUNTRY THAT WAS FORCEABLY DIVIDED FOR DECADES AND HAD TO SUFFER MAJOR INTERNAL ESTRANGEMENT, HOW GREAT THE EFFORT MUST BE TO ACHIEVE A PEACEFUL AND HUMAN FUTURE FOR YOUR COUNTRY, THE WHOLE CONTINENT AND THE WORLD (GERMAN) 2.23 8. GV/MV/CU: CROWD AND POPE TOUCHING HANDS WITH PEOPLE IN CROWD 2.55 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: PADERBORN, GERMANY
- Duration: 00:02:56
- Story Text: INTRO: Pope John Paul arrived in the city of Paderborn on Friday on his first trip to reunited Germany.
-------------------------------------------------------------------- The historic city of Paderborn gave Pope John Paul II a warm welcome on Friday (June 21) on his first trip to reunited Germany.
The 76-year-old pope was welcomed at the airport by German President Roman Herzog. Herzog said the Pope had played a key role in the fall of the Iron Curtain.
In a speech, the Pope praised Germans for enduring the pain of division, but said much more had to be done to achieve a secure and peaceful future.
"No one knows as well as you, in a country that was forceably divided for decades and had to suffer major internal estrangement, how great the effort must be to achieve a peaceful and human future for your country, the whole continent and the world," John Paul told the throng of people.
The Pope chose to start his three-day trip in Paderborn, where Pope Leo III met with Charlemagne in 799 to discuss the founding of the Holy Roman Empire the next year.
The trip is the Pope's first to Germany since 1.5 million Catholics signed a petition calling for the ordination of women, an end to priestly celibacy and a lifting of the ban on artificial birth control.
The Pope visited West Germany twice but this is his first visit since the country reunited in 1990. It includes a stop at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, eloquent reminder of the wall that for decades symbolised Europe's division.
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