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 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
POPE IN INDIA RECEIVES GIFT FOR POOR - HD On his visit to India, Pope Paul VI meets with the president of India, Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. A Catholic official announces that the Indian president has donated 50,000 for the poor in honor of the pope's visit.
Date: December 3, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:58:00, With Audio
MONTECASSINO MONASTERY RESTORED The famous Italian Montecassino Monastery founded by St. Benedict in the sixth century lay in ruins following World War II. Finally the monastery is restored to its former beauty and Pope Paul VI rededicates the shrine to the cause of peace. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
THIRD SESSION OF VATICAN II BEGINS Pope Paul VI is carried into St. Peter's Basilica of St. Peter's to open the third session of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council (Vatican II). With 2,500 bishops in attendance the session begins its task. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
FIRST POPE TO RIDE IN HELICOPTER Pope Paul VI becomes the first Pontiff to fly in a helicopter as he leaves from his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo. Helicopter passenger POV of the Pope getting into the aircraft.
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