- Title: VATICAN: EMOTIONAL PILGRIMS WATCH THE FUNERAL OF POPE JOHN PAUL
- Date: 8th April 2005
- Summary: (W3) VATICAN (APRIL 8, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. PAN OF PEOPLE IN SQUARE WATCHING BIG SCREEN SHOWING COFFIN OF POPE JOHN PAUL II BEING CARRIED FOR START OF FUNERAL 0.05 2. SCU WOMAN CLAPPING 0.06 3. WIDE OF SCREEN SHOWING FUNERAL 0.10 4. SLV MAN AND WOMAN HUGGING 0.14 5. CLOSE OF WOMAN TRYING NOT TO CRY 0.17 6. CLOSE OF POSTER OF POPE JOHN PAUL II 0.22 7. CLOSE OF POLISH FLAG FLYING WITH BLACK RIBBON 0.27 8. SCU (SOUNDBITE) (English) AGATA, A YOUNG WOMAN FROM POLAND, SAYING: "It's all love, for all the world, and the real peace. He's everything for me, he's my father, like for everybody here. I must be here, for him." 0.49 9. WIDE OF POLISH FLAG FLYING, VIEW OF VATICAN AND ST. PETER'S SQUARE 0.59 10. WIDE OF CROWD IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE WATCHING FUNERAL SERVICE ON BIG SCREEN 1.12 11. WIDE OF MAN IN CROWD WITH LARGE PICTURE OF POPE JOHN PAUL II ON HIS BACK 1.18 12. SLV PEOPLE WATCHING SERVICE FROM WINDOW 1.24 13. WIDE OF VIEW OF NUNS WATCHING THE SERVICE, AND LISTENING TO RADIO 1.27 14. SCU NUN LISTENING TO THE SERVICE ON PORTABLE RADIO 1.31 15. SLV PEOPLE IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE RECEIVING COMMUNION WAFER/ HOST FROM PRIEST 1.47 16. CLOSE OF MAN IN CROWD PRAYING, PAN ACROSS PEOPLE NEXT TO HIM PRAYING 1.57 17. CLOSE OF NUN HOLDING PICTURE OF POPE WITH VIRGIN MARY/ZOOM INTO CLOSE OF POSTER 2.10 18. CLOSE OF YOUNG WOMAN IN CROWD PRAYING 2.18 19. WIDE OF NUNS WATCHING SERVICE FROM WINDOW IN VATICAN 2.22 20. SLV BACK VIEW OF THREE PEOPLE HUGGING AS THEY WATCH THE BIG SCREEN IN THE SQUARE 2.30 21. WIDE OF VIEW OF SCREEN SHOWING POPE'S CASKET BEING CARRIED AWAY, PULLBACK TO WIDE OF ST PETER'S SQUARE AND PEOPLE WATCHING, FLAGS WAVING/ PEOPLE APPLAUDING 3.07 22. CLOSEUP MAN CRYING AND APPLAUDING 3.,16 23. CLOSEUP BELL IN VATICAN TOLLING 3.25 24. MEDIUM VIEW OF BELL TOLLING 3.36 25. MEDIUM VIEW OF PEOPLE CLAPPING AT END OF FUNERAL 3.38 26. CLOSEUP TEARY WOMAN'S FACE/ WOMAN CLAPPING 3.45 27. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE CLAPPING 3.53 28. CLOSEUP WOMAN CRYING 4.00 29. VARIOUS OF YOUNG PEOPLE CLAPPING, WAVING FLAGS AND CHANTING 4.10 30. SLV PEOPLE CHANTING AND APPLAUDING 4.13 31. SCU YOUNG WOMAN CHANTING: 'GIOVANNI PAOLO, GIOVANNI PAOLO' 4.20 32. CLOSEUP WOMAN WITH HER HANDS COVERING HER FACE 4.24 33. MEDIUM OF WOMAN AND OTHERS WATCHING/ MEMBER OF SCOUTS ORGANISATION 4.28 34. WIDE OF BANNER READING: 'GIOVANNI PAOLO II SANTO' ON SIDE OF VATICAN 4.32 35. WIDE OF PEOPLE LEAVING ST. PETER'S SQUARE AFTER THE FUNERAL SERVICE HAS ENDED 4.37 36. SCU SOUNDBITE (English) BRITISH WOMAN SAYING: "We just felt we had to be here. We followed the coverage all week, and we just couldn't stay at home, you know. When the Pope came to England in 1982, we went to see him then, and we just thought; 'We've got to be here' and it was the right thing to do." 4.55 37. WIDE OF GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN WITH BANNER READING: 'GIOVANNI PAOLO SANTO' 4.59 38. PAN OF BANNER 5.03 39. SLV YOUNG PEOPLE CHANTING 5.07 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: VATICAN
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- Story Text: There have been emotional scenes in St Peter's
Square and around Rome as pilgrims say farewell to Pope
John Paul II.
Pilgrims cried and clapped as Pope John Paul was
taken into St. Peter's Basilica for the last time on Friday
(April 8, 2005).
During his almost 3-hour funeral, hundreds of thousands
of people who had crammed into the piazzas and streets
around St. Peter's stood quietly, crossing themselves,
murmuring along with prayers, or crying.
As the funeral began, one young woman from Poland named
Agata said she owed it to the Pope to attend his funeral.
"It's all love, for all the world, and the real peace.
He's everything for me, he's my father, like for everybody
here. I must be here, for him," she said.
Pilgrims who managed to pack into St Peter's Square
appeared very moved by the service. Some took the host when
priests came out into the crowd.
Flags from as far away as Chile and Iraq fluttered over
the crowds, a testimony to the Pope who travelled the world
to visit his flock wherever they were and whoever they
When it ended and the Pope's casket was taken away they
burst into 15 minutes of applause for a man who helped make
history and touched millions personally.
"We just felt we had to be here. We followed the
coverage all week, and we just couldn't stay at home, you
know. When the Pope came to England in 1982, we went to see
him then, and we just thought; 'We've got to be here' and
it was the right thing to do," said a British woman.
Police sources estimated around 300,000 people managed
to get to the Vatican area, only a fraction of the millions
of faithful who had queued for hours earlier in the week to
file past the Pope's body as it lay in state.
Hundreds of thousands of others watched the funeral on
huge television screens set up around Rome.
The Roman Catholic Church now observes a nine-day
period of mourning, starting on Friday. Cardinals will open
a conclave on April 18 to elect a new Pope.
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