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.
POPE RETURNS TO ITALY - HD After becoming the first pope to travel to India, Paul VI lands in Rome. A military honor guard and governmental and church dignitaries welcome him after his Alitalia airliner lands.
Date: December 5, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:51:00, No Audio
POPE ENDS BOMBAY VISIT - HD Pope Paul VI travels farther east than any prior pope to attend the International Eucharistic Congress in Bombay. He carries a crucifix in a procession, evidently after saying mass at the Congress. At the Bombay Airport, a large crowd gathers to hear the pope say some words before returning to Rome.
Date: December 5, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:47:00, No Audio
POPE PAUL PLEADS FOR PEACE 150 thousand Catholics jam Saint Peter's Square in Rome as Pope Paul celebrates an open-air Mass marking the anniversary of his peace appeal to the United Nations, a year ago. The Pontiff repeats his U.N. plea, "Let peace reign in the world. Never again War, never again".
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
ELECTION OF POPE PAUL VI The College of Cardinals meets to elect a successor to Pope John XXIII. The conclave takes place in the Sistine Chapel covered with frescoes created by Michaelangelo. Ballots are burned in the traditional stove and the smoke signals the election of Pope Paul VI.
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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