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
CARDINALS PREPARE TO ELECT 262ND PONTIFF Vatican City is the focus of world attention as the college of Cardinals meets to elect a new pope. They will live behind locked doors until a decision is reached on a successor to Pope John XXIII. The conclave takes place in the Sistine Chapel decorated with frescoes painted by Michelangelo.
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
21ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL - VATICAN - 2 In St. Peter's Square, 2,500 bishops attend the 21st Ecumenical Council called by Pope John XXIII to modernize church doctrine and lead the way toward Christian unity.
21ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL - VATICAN In St. Peter's Square, 2,500 bishops attend the 21st Ecumenical Council called by Pope John XXIII to modernize church doctrine and lead the way toward Christian unity.
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