• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL GAVE 24 NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC CARDINALS THEIR RED "BIRETTAS" -- SPECIAL CARDINALS' HATS -- AND THEIR TITLES OF OFFICE IN A SOLEMN CEREMONY IN THE VATICAN CITY, TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    POPE PAUL GAVE 24 NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC CARDINALS THEIR RED "BIRETTAS" -- SPECIAL CARDINALS' HATS -- AND THEIR TITLES OF OFFICE IN A SOLEMN CEREMONY IN THE VATICAN CITY, TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN THE ELEGANT SISTINE CHAPEL, UNDER THE FADING COLOURS OF MICHELANGELO'S "LAST JUDGEMENT" PAINTING.

    THE POPE CREATED THE NEW CARDINALS, AT A SECRET CONSISTORY LAST MONDAY. AT TODAY'S CEREMONY, HE REASSURED THE NEW CARDINALS THAT THEIR OFFICE HAD NOT LOST ANY OF ITS IMPORTANCE IN THE MODERN CHURCH. THE POPE REJECTED SPECULATION THAT THE NEW SYNOD OF BISHOPS WOULD TAKE OVER SOME OF THE DUTIES OF THE CARDINALS, WHOSE NUMBER HAS NOW RISEN TO A RECORD 118.

    FROM THE SISTINE CHAPEL, THE POPE AND THE CARDINALS WALKED TO THE NEARBY ST. PETER'S BASILICA, WHERE THE POPE UNVEILED AND BLESSED A BRONZE MEMORIAL TO HIS PREDECESSOR, POPE JOHN, WHOSE POPULARITY, HE SAID, HAD "REACHED THE CONFINES OF THE WORLD."

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    Film ID:
    VLVABEL67M599GEGW9909SS9POQNG
    Media URN:
    VLVABEL67M599GEGW9909SS9POQNG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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