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How the Catholic Herald reported Mission Moon Landing in 1969

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How the Catholic Herald reported Mission Moon Landing in 1969
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On July 25, 1969, The Catholic Herald wrote a cover about the moon landing in a very unique way. It is an old weekly newspaper agency which was founded in 1888.

The Catholic Herald has circulated about 21,000 copies to wholesale outlets, Roman Catholic parishes, postal subscribers. Besides, it’s been exactly 50 years since a man landed on the moon.

What was Pope Paul VI’s statement that week?

This week, Pope Paul had given a warning that the mission moon landing should not be permitted to hide the crises of poverty and war which is still a burden to the world.

Besides, he told the pilgrims at Castelgandolfo villa that space travel was a victory of man’s capability to rule over the universe.

How the Catholic Herald reported Mission Moon Landing in 1969

Pope Paul VI (Left) with Archbishop Albino Luciani. Credits: America Magazine

Furthermore, he also added that a man should never forget his duty and need to rule himself. Also, a serious dispute is still fuming in Nigeria, Vietnam and the Middle East, and now a fourth conflict has been broken out between Honduras and El Salvador.

Moreover, the entire population is suffering from hunger. It’s not a real progress man if these issues continue to persist in the world.

How did Pope Paul report the moon landing?

Before the mission moon, Pope Paul decided to go to the Vatican Observatory located near his summer home. On 1969’s mission moon landing, a small Papal flag along with a message was left during the mission on the moon.

He watched the moon through a big telescope and later on, he appeared on U.S. and Italian TV to acknowledge Neil Armstrong and other astronauts as the “conquerors of the Moon.”

In 1969, a small Papal flag along with a message was left during the mission on the moon. Moreover, he blessed the astronauts for making the brave flight possible. He also said he salutes the brave astronauts and people on earth are praying for them.

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