• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL THIS MORNING (WEDNESDAY) CELEBRATED A REQUIEM MASS IN MEMORY OF POPE JOHN, WHO DIED ONE YEAR AGO TODAY.

  • Description

    POPE PAUL THIS MORNING (WEDNESDAY) CELEBRATED A REQUIEM MASS IN MEMORY OF POPE JOHN, WHO DIED ONE YEAR AGO TODAY. AFTER THE MASS, IN ST. PETER'S BASILICA, ROME, THE POPE KNELT IN SILENT PRAYER BEFORE HIS PREDECESSOR'S SIMPLE TOMB.

    IT WAS A DAY OF MOURNING IN THE ITALIAN CAPITAL, WITH FLAGS AT HALF-MAST AND OFFICES SHUT. COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES WERE HELD AT POPE JOHN'S BIRTHPLACE AT SOTTO IL MONTE, A VILLAGE NEAR BERGAMO IN NORTHERN ITALY.

    A PETITION WITH 50,000 SIGNATURES ASKING FOR STEPS TO BE TAKEN FOR POPE JOHN'S BEATIFICATION WERE PRESENTED TODAY TO MONSIGNOR CLEMENTE GADDI, BISHOP OF BERGAMO.

    BEATIFICATION IS OFTEN THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS CANONISATION AS A SAINT. IT USUALLY INVOLVES INQUIRIES LASTING MANY YEARS AND IS SUBJECT TO FINAL APPROVAL BY THE POPE.

    THE VATICAN'S SACRED CONGREGATION OF RITES, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BEATIFICATIONS, NORMALLY DECIDES WHETHER A CASE SHOULD BE OPENED AFTER A REQUEST FROM THE LOCAL BISHOP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1X6S842RA5716SC4C55EGYXQZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1X6S842RA5716SC4C55EGYXQZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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