- Title: POLAND: POLES MOURN POPE JOHN PAUL
- Date: 2nd April 2005
- Summary: (BN17) WADOWICE, POLAND (APRIL 2, 2005) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SCENES) 1. WIDEO OF EXTERIOR OF CHURCH AT WADOWICE 0.05 2. SCU PRIEST TELLING WORSHIPPERS THAT POPE JOHN PAUL WAS DEAD 0.35 3. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE CRYING INSIDE THE CHURCH 0.51 4. WIDE OF CONGREGATION INSIDE CHURCH 0.55 5. WIDE OF CROWD STANDING OUTSIDE CHURCH (AUDIO OF BELLS RINGING) 0.58 6. VARIOUS OF BOY HOLDING CANDLE 1.10 7. SCU (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) WOMAN CRYING SAYING: "I don't have anything to say, I am speechless, I was at home when I heard the news so I came here, I can't say anything." 1.28 8. VARIOUS OF WOMAN CRYING, BEING COMFORTED 1.36 (BN17) KRAKOW, POLAND (APRIL 2, 2005) (TVN - NO ACCESS POLAND/INTERNET) 9. WIDE OF CROWD OUTSIDE CHURCH KNEELING 1.47 (BN17) KRAKOW, POLAND (APRIL 2, 2005) (REUTERS) 10. WIDE OF WINDOW WHERE POPE USED TO HOLD MASS AT KRAKOW 1.51 (BN17) KRAKOW, POLAND (APRIL 2, 2005) (TVN - NO ACCESS POLAND/INTERNET) 11. WIDE OF PEOPLE STANDING UP 2.03 (BN17) KRAKOW, POLAND (APRIL 2, 2005) (REUTERS) 12. WIDE OF WINDOW OF ARCHBISHOPS PALACE WHERE THE POPE LIVED 2.08 13. WIDE INTERIOR OF THE ST. FRANCIS CHURCH NEXT TO THE ARCHBISHOPS PALACE WITH CONGREGATION 2.11 14. SLV PRIEST AT THE ALTAR WIPING HIS EYES 2.19 15. WIDE OF PRIESTS PRAYING 2.24 15. WIDE OF THE CHURCH CONGREGATION WITH A PAN TO THE ROOF AND CRUCIFIX 2.36 16. WIDE OF YOUNG WOMEN PRAYING IN THE CHURCH 2.42 17. WIDE OF PEOPLE PRAYING OUTSIDE THE OVERFILLED CHURCH/ CANDLES ON GROUND 2.45 18. CLOSE UP OF ROSARY BEADS AND A CANDLE, PAN UP TO WOMAN'S FACE PRAYING 2.56 19. SCU (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) PAWEL WYSOCZANSKI SAYING: "I am a young man and don't particularly have any authority and today the man who was my only authority died." 3.18 20. SCU (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) RENATA JANOCIAK SAYING: "It's a very important day for us. It happened, it came to be. This week has taught us very much in a religious sense and we felt God's will being done. And that is the most important thing for Christians in the 21st century." 3.41 (BN16) KRAKOW, POLAND (APRIL 2, 2005) (REUTERS) 21. SCU YOUNG MAN PRAYING AND CRYING 3.49 22. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE CRYING 4.09 23. WIDE OF PEOPLE STANDING AROUND CANDLES ON GROUND 4.15 24. SCU YOUNG BOY CRYING 4.22 25. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE STANDING IN CROWD/ PAN TO CANDLES 4.36 26. CLOSE UPS OF PEOPLE CRYING 5.05 27. SLV PEOPLE PRAYING BY CANDLES 5.11 (BN16) WARSAW, POLAND (APRIL 2, 2005) (REUTERS) 28. WIDE OF OLD CITY SQUARE WITH CROWD 5.16 29. WIDE SCREEN WITH NEWS AT THE SQUARE ANNOUNCING THE POPE'S DEATH AND CROWD WATCHING 5.23 30. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE LAYING FLOWERS 5.32 31. WIDE OF PEOPLE PRAYING AT SHRINE, LAYING FLOWERS AND LIGHTING CANDLES 5.36 32. CLOSE OF PEOPLE HOLDING HANDS PRAYING 5.42 33. SCU WOMAN CRYING 5.49 34. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE PRAYING/HOLDING CANDLES 6.05 35. SCU GIRL CRYING 6.13 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 17th April 2005 13:00
- Location: WADOWICE, WARSAW, KRAKOW, POLAND
- Country: Poland
- Reuters ID: LVACXQ4LJWPB7H3RY0JM9EHI1T47
- Story Text: People mourn Pope John Paul II all over Poland.
Poles struggled on Saturday (April 2) to come to
terms with the fact that Pope John Paul II, a national
hero, spiritual mentor and father figure -- was dead.
In the Pope's home town, Wadowice, people sobbed loudly
as they were told during mass of the Pope's death.
"I don't have anything to say, I am speechless, I was
at home when I heard the news so I came here, I can't say
anything," said a woman outside the church as she cried
People gathered to pray and sing hymns at the church
where Karol Wojtyla was an altar boy before going on to
head the Roman Catholic Church and its 1.1 billion faithful
round the world.
A grief stricken crowd packed the Warsaw's basilica to
pray for the Pontiff, who had been slipping in and out of
consciousness at the Vatican after a sharp deterioration in
his health this week.
The 84-year-old Pope is revered in Poland as the person
who inspired a peaceful revolution which ended communism
and gave the central European state of 38 million,
dominated by Moscow for half a century, unprecedented
Earlier in the day, the mayors of Warsaw, Krakow and
several other major cities asked for all cultural and
entertainment events to be cancelled out of respect for the
Pope's grave condition.
For most Poles, the Pope has also been the ultimate
moral authority during the past 16 years of tough reforms
and often painful transformation from communism into a
Western democracy, even though many do not agree with his
stance on birth control.
In recent years he urged sceptical Poles not to shun
Europe. His voice helped silence the radical Catholic
right's opposition to Poland's European Union entry just
days before the 2003 referendum on whether to join the
bloc. In central Warsaw, several thousand watched a Vatican
news briefing beamed live on a screen outside St. Anne's
church, lighting candles on nearby sidewalks.
In Krakow, where Wojtyla was ordained and still has
many friends, people were clinging to slim hopes right to
the very end after which the grief was plain to see.
"I am a young man and don't particularly have any
authority and today the man who was my only authority
died," said Pawel Wysoczanski, a devout Catholic in Krakow.
A line of people queued to light candles and lay
flowers in front of a photograph of the Pope.
"It's a very important day for us. It happened, it came
to be. This week has taught us very much in a religious
sense and we felt God's will being done. And that is the
most important thing for Christians in the 21st century,"
said Renata Janociak, a worshiper at the shrine.
The 84-year-old Pontiff, who had headed the Roman
Catholic Church for 26 years, died at 9.37 p.m (1937 GMT),
a statement said.
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