COLORFUL PAPAL RITES WITH PIUS XII Impressive religious scenes in Rome, Italy as Pope Pius XII, at the head of a huge procession, rides through lanes of cheering throngs to assume the Bishopric of Rome at St. John\'s Lateran, a church pageant last held 93 prior.
POMP MARKS CARDINAL'S BURIAL Impressive scenes of the solemn requiem mass, and the funeral procession of George Cardinal Mundelein, beloved Archbishop of Chicago. Thousands attend the stirring rites, conducted by high church leaders.
8TH EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS IN NEW ORLEANS Chicago's Archbishop George William Cardinal Mundelein arrives to preside over the 8th Eucharistic Congress in New Orleans. More than 100,000 pilgrims from around the world attend.
MODERN TRAVELERS RECEIVE BLESSING In a rather unusual religious ceremony 5,000 motorists and cyclists are blessed by priests of St. Christopher's Shrine Church in Baldwin, N.Y. The ritual blessing re-enacts ancient rites of the patron saint of travelers with an updated twist.
QUEBEC CITY EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS More than 150,000 Catholics gather at a Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City, Canada. The five-day event is ended with a pontifical mass at an outdoor altar on the historic Plains of Abraham.
ARCHBISHOP LEADS EASTER BLESSING The Greek Catholic Church celebrates Easter in Astoria, New York. More than 5,000 people line two blocks of 30th Drive as Archbishop Athenagoras blesses the congregation.
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