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Pope Paul VI visits U.S.

April 14, 2008 | 10:18 pm


Oct. 5, 1965


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Pope Paul VI makes history with a 14-hour visit to the U.S. The Times devotes 11 pages to the pontiff, including a transcript of the pope's remarks at the U.N. (Pages 4 and 7), a page of photographs and sidebars on the reactions not only of the Roman Catholic faithful but of New Yorkers at large. In addition to a plea for peace, the pope called for rejection of "artificial birth control" and support for universal membership in the U.N., The Times said.

Quotes of the Day:

"In the ecumenical spirit of the times, the first appearance of a pope in the New World struck deeply into the wellsprings of goodwill among men of many faiths. And from his fervent appeal in the resplendent General Assembly hall of the United Nations echoed forth a peculiarly eloquent cry for peace." --Robert J. Donovan, Times staff writer

"No more war, never again war," Pope Paul VI, address to the United Nations

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