JFK+50: Volume 5, No. 1733
POPE PAUL VI SPOKE AT UN 50 YEARS AGO TODAY
New York City (JFK+50) Fifty years ago today, October 4, 1965, Pope Paul VI *spoke to the United Nations General Assembly here in New York. The pontiff's visit marked the first time a pope had traveled to the Western Hemisphere.
Pope Paul's message, not surprisingly, was one advocating peace. He urged the members of the world body to 'go forward' treating each member as an equal.
The Pope said..."It is pride...that provokes the tensions and struggles over prestige, over domination...it is pride that shatters brotherhood."
Pope Paul added...
"Listen to the clear words of a great man...John Kennedy...who proclaimed 'Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind."
*Pope Paul VI, a.k.a. Giovanni Battista Earico Antonio Maria Montini (1897-1978) reigned from June 21, 1963 to August 6, 1978. PP VI was born in Concesio, Italy & ordained on JFK's 3rd birthday, May 29, 1920. He received his doctorate in Canon Law in Milan. PP VI died at the age of 80 in Castel Gandolfo, Italy.
"Address of the Holy Father Paul VI to the UN Organization," www.w2.vatican.va/