• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL TODAY (THURSDAY) RUSHED ASIDE TRADITION WHEN HE INVESTED 26 NEW CARDINALS WITH THEIR INSIGNIA OF OFFICE IN A NEW AND SIMPLIFIED CEREMONY IN ST.

  • Description

    POPE PAUL TODAY (THURSDAY) RUSHED ASIDE TRADITION WHEN HE INVESTED 26 NEW CARDINALS WITH THEIR INSIGNIA OF OFFICE IN A NEW AND SIMPLIFIED CEREMONY IN ST.PETER'S BASILICA.IN AN UNPRECENDENTED MOVE HE CAME DOWN FROM HIS THRONE TO JOINTLY CELEBRATE MASS WITH THE NEW PRINCES OF THE CHURCH AT THE MAIN ALTAR.

    THE POPE TOLD THE CARDINALS THAT HE HAD WISHED TO TRANSFORM THE RITE AND MAKE IT MORE RELIGIOUS IN CHARACTER.IT REPLACED THREE PREVIOUS CEREMONIES, INCLUDING THE ONE WHEN NEWLY ELECTED CARDINALS WERE PRESENTED WITH THEIR FAMOUS BROAD BRIMMED HATS.THESE HAD BEEN DELIVERED TO THE CARDINALS BY A PAPAL MESSENGER EARLIER.

    ANOTHER CHANGE IN THE CEREMONY WAS THE ABSENCE OF THE ACT OF UTTER HUMILITY WHEN THE CARDINALS USUALLY FRUSTRATED THEMSELVES BEFORE THE PONTIFF, AND NOR DID THE POPE 'CLOSE AND OPEN' THE MOUTHS OF THE NEW CARDINALS TO SHOW THAT THEY HAD A RIGHT TO SPEAK AT CONSISTORIES.

    IN PLACE OF THE FORMER CEREMONY THE POPE CONFERRED THE MOVE PRACTICAL RED DIRETTA, A FANGED CAP, DURING THE CONSISTORY, DESCRIBING IT AS A SYMBOL 'WHICH SIGNIFIES THAT YOU MUST SHOW YOURSELF INTREPID, EVEN UNTO SHEDDING YOUR BLOOD'.CARDINALS NORMALLY WEAR THE DIRETTA, BUT THE BIG RED MATS.A MEDIEVAL SURVIVAL, ARE ONLY HUNG OPEN THEIR TOMBS WHEN THEY DIE.

    THE FINAL ACT CAME TOWARDS THE END OF THE MASS WHEN THE DIRETTAS WERE CONFERRED AND POPE PAUL SLIPPED THE RING OF OFFICE ON TO THE RIGHT HAND OF EACH OF THE NEW PRINCES.THE CHURCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MAXPE5BUWTOLK20Z6KI41HV2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MAXPE5BUWTOLK20Z6KI41HV2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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