The Canadian Press

2002-07-27 | Pope-Vigil

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Pope John Paul received a feverish reception at an overnight vigil held July 27th in Toronto. About 400-thousand people gathered, and many people climbed over each other in an effort to see the pontiff. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell described the scene. (Prime Minister Chretien was among those who attended the ceremony.)

Date: 2002-07-27
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 32 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << a lot of the people I spoke to initially were quite tired because they had tracked for hours they had walked in the heat here for hours to get here, part of the pilgrimage a process but once they got here there were smiles the, they seem very happy that they were here that they had a chance to meet the pope or to see him in person and, they were very very happy lots of smiles lots of cheering and, even some tears when the, pope arrived in his helicopter and then drove through the crowd in his popemobile >>

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