• Short Summary

    CARDINAL GIOVANNI MONTINI, ARCHBISHOP OF MILAN - REGARDED BY OBSERVERS AS THE MOST LIKELY SUCCESSOR TO POPE JOHN - ARRIVED IN ROME ON SUNDAY TO JOIN OTHER CARDINALS IN A SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS WHICH YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ENDED THE OFFICIAL MOURNING PERIOD FOR THE LATE POPE.

  • Description

    CARDINAL GIOVANNI MONTINI, ARCHBISHOP OF MILAN - REGARDED BY OBSERVERS AS THE MOST LIKELY SUCCESSOR TO POPE JOHN - ARRIVED IN ROME ON SUNDAY TO JOIN OTHER CARDINALS IN A SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS WHICH YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ENDED THE OFFICIAL MOURNING PERIOD FOR THE LATE POPE.

    AGED 65, CARDINAL MONTINI RULES AN ARCHDIOCESE AT THE HEART OF ITALY'S INDUSTRIAL NORTH AND WHICH CONSTITUTES THE BIGGEST ECCLESIASTICAL TERRITORY IN THE COUNTRY WITH 2,600 CHURCHES AND 900 PARISHES.ONCE THE RIGHT-HAND MAN OF POPE PIUS XII AS PRO-SECRETARY OF STATE, HE WAS CONSIDERED A POSSIBLE CANDIDATE FOR THE PAPACY WHEN THE PONTIFF DIED IN 1958, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS NOT THEN A CARDINAL.

    80 CARDINALS WILL BEGIN VOTING FOR THE NEW POPE WHEN TWO BALLOTS ARE HELD ON THURSDAY MORNING.THE BALLOTS WILL BE CONTINUED EVERY MORNING AND AFTERNOON UNTIL A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY ELECTS A NEW LEADER FOR THE WORLD'S 500 MILLION ROMAN CATHOLICS.

    ARRIVING EARLIER AT ROME AIRPORT FOR THE SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS WERE MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT DELEGATIONS, INCLUDING THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, M.COUVE DE MURVILLE, AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NETHERLANDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA786V69XUGV73G4WMYNR9EGR2B
    Media URN:
    VLVA786V69XUGV73G4WMYNR9EGR2B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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