October 04, 1966 : Pope calls for end to the Vietnam War

Introduction

Pope Paul VI addresses 150,000 people in St. Peter’s Square in Rome and calls for an end to the war in Vietnam through negotiations. Although the Pope’s address had no impact on the Johnson administration and its policies in Southeast Asia, his comments were indicative of the mounting antiwar sentiment that was growing both at home and overseas.

Article Details:

October 04, 1966 : Pope calls for end to the Vietnam War

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    October 04, 1966 : Pope calls for end to the Vietnam War

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pope-calls-for-end-to-the-vietnam-war

  • Access Date

    October 23, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks