FESTIVAL OF EID AT A MUSLIM TEMPLE - 2 Muslims prayer before an Islamic Temple during the festival of Eid, marking the end of the month of Ramadan. Another group of Muslims bow in prayer inside a Temple.
Date: September 30, 2008 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:09:00, No Audio
POPE PIUS XII The eighteenth anniversary of Pius XII's elevation to the Papal throne, and the 81st birthday of the Pontiff, are celebrated with solemn ceremonies in the Basilica of St. Peter's. Beautiful interiors and close ups of the Pope.
RELIGIOUS CELEBRATIONS IN FRANCE In France religious celebrations include pilgrims flocking to the spot where the Second Holy Crusade of the Middle Ages started in Vezelay. Elsewhere night ceremonies honor the 9th century holy man and village namesake in St. Clair, France.
PRESIDENTS TRUMAN AND WEIZMANN President Truman greets Chaim Weizmann, leader of the new Jewish State in Palestine, and receives from him a "Torah," or sacred scroll. The Israeli President, hoping for a lifting of the arms embargo, later sails from New York on the first leg of a journey to the Holy Land.
ELECTION OF POPE PAUL VI The College of Cardinals meets to elect a successor to Pope John XXIII. The conclave takes place in the Sistine Chapel covered with frescoes created by Michaelangelo. Ballots are burned in the traditional stove and the smoke signals the election of Pope Paul VI.
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