• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL TODAY (SUNDAY) OPENED THE VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL'S SECOND SESSION.IN A MAJOR POLICY SPEECH,?

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    POPE PAUL TODAY (SUNDAY) OPENED THE VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL'S SECOND SESSION.IN A MAJOR POLICY SPEECH, HE SET THE KEYNOTE FOR NINE WEEKS OF INTENSE DEBATE BY MORE 2,000 BISHOPS FROM ABOUT 90 NATIONS.

    THE PRELATES, SITTING IN A DEBATING HALL INSIDE SAINT PETER'S BASILICA, BEGIN THEIR DISCUSSIONS TOMORROW (MONDAY).

    THE COUNCIL RESUMES AFTER AN INTERVAL OF NEARLY TEN MONTHS AND THE DEATH OF POPE JOHN, ITS INITIATOR.

    TODAY'S PROCESSION OF RED-ROBED CARDINALS CARRIED POP PAUL INTO THE BASILICA FOR THE OPENING SERVICE.

    IN HIS SPEECH, THE POPE MADE A WARM APPEAL FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY, AND DECLARED THE ASSEMBLY WAS TO BE "A REAWAKENING OF THE MIGHTY SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ENERGIES WHICH AT PRESENT LIE DORMANT." LATER HE SPOKE SADLY ABOUT PERSECUTION SUFFERED BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1TSA6FXLHLKLWHU5C2PKTUFEX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TSA6FXLHLKLWHU5C2PKTUFEX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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