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.
CARDINAL SPELLMAN ANNIVERSARY MASS Cardinal Francis Spellman celebrates a solemn pontifical Mass in Yankee Stadium on the 25th anniversary of his consecration as Bishop. 50,000 turn out to do him honor.
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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