POPE JOHN RECEIVES PEACE PRIZE At St. Peter's Basilica, a ceremony without precedent in Vatican circles. Pope John XXIII becomes the first Pontiff to receive a prize for peace--the Balzan Prize, worth 230,000. He immediately announced he would use the money to set up a foundation to work for international peace.
HAITI AND CUBA SWEPT BY HURRICANE Reports remain meager from isolated sections of both Haiti and Cuba as the two island nations assess deaths and damage after Hurricane Flora swept over their countrysides. The death toll in Haiti is estimated at 4,000 and it is feared the Cuban toll will be as gruesome.
POPE PAUL VI - WORLD HAILS NEW PONTIFF Crowds in Saint Peter's Square wait prayerfully for the puff of white smoke that announces a new Pope has been elected. Giovanni Battista Cardinal Montini becomes the 262nd Supreme Pontiff of half a billion Roman Catholics. He takes the name of Pope Paul the VI and pledges to carry on the work of Pope John XXIII, who pledged the Church to taking an active role in world affairs.
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