ECUMENICAL COUNCIL REOPENS Carrying on the work of his predecessor, Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI reconvenes the Ecumenical Council with new appeals for unity among Christian faiths. Nearly 3,000 Cardinals, Bishops and other Church dignitaries are joined by 52 observer-delegates representing non-Catholic faiths at the opening session. Along with a search for unity the Pope hopes to bring about reforms within the Church itself.
FIRST LEG OF IKE'S PEACE MISSION President Dwight D. Eisenhower begins his epic three continent peace tour in Rome. Pelting rains for most of his stay keep crowds to a minimum but the President's visit has considerable impact. In extended consultations with Premier Segni and other leaders, paying homage at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and in audience with the Pope, the President's intensive agenda of consultation and ceremony sets a pattern for the remainder of his historic trip. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
POPE PAUL VISITS HOLYLAND Pope Paul VI boards an Alitalia aircraft for the Holyland, where he is met by Jordan's King Hussein. The Pope visits Jerusalem, Nazareth, and the Sea of Galilee on his historic journey.
Date: January 6, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:45:00, No Audio
POPE OPENS 2ND VATICAN COUNCIL Priests disembark a Pam Am airliner to take part in the Second Vatican Council. A mass gathering of faithful Christians surrounds Pope John XXIII, who opens the Council inside St. Peter's Basilica.
Date: October 11, 1962 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:22:00, No Audio
CORONATION OF POPE CELESTINE V RE-ENACTED - 1932 The ancient city of Aquila, Italy honors martyred Pope Celestine V with a re-enactment of his 1294 coronation at the Church of Collemaggio. Citizens wear medieval costumes representing Kings, Queens and the Papal Delegation present during the original ceremony.
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