Arrival Ceremony for the Pope

President and Mrs. Bush held an official state arrival ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI. In his remarks the pope stressed themes of… read more

President and Mrs. Bush held an official state arrival ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI. In his remarks the pope stressed themes of religious tolerance, human rights, democratic principles, and international diplomacy. 

Over thirteen thousand people who attended the ceremony sang “Happy Birthday” in honor of his 81st birthday. The events included a simultaneous 21-gun salute and the national anthems of the Holy See and the United States played by the Marine Band. Kathleen Battle performed “The Lord’s Prayer” and the U.S. Army Chorus performed “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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204880-1
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White House Event
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Ceremony
Location:
South Lawn, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 16, 2008

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  • Apr 16, 2008 | 10:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2008 | 5:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2008 | 10:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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