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    IN THE VATICAN CITY, ROME, POPE PAUL VI CARRIED A RELIC OF ST. ANDREW THE?

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    IN THE VATICAN CITY, ROME, POPE PAUL VI CARRIED A RELIC OF ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE IN A PROCESSION IN ST. PETER'S BASILICA YESTERDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) FOR VENERATION BY THE WORLD'S ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS ATTENDING THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL.

    THE RELIC IS THE HEAD OF ST. ANDREW ENCASED IN GOLD. BROUGHT TO ROME FROM PATRAS, GREECE, IN 1462, IT'S BEING RETURNED TO THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AS A GESTURE OF FRIENDSHIP, AND WILL BE FLOWN TO PATRAS ON SATURDAY.

    THE POPE CARRIED THE RELIC FROM THE LARGE CHAPEL OF THE SACRAMENT TO THE SPECIAL ALTAR OF THE COUNCIL IN THE FRONT OF THE BASILICA'S MAIN ALTAR OF THE CONFESSION.

    THE SISTENINE CHOIR, CHANTING HYMNS, PRECEDED HIM. SIX CEREMONIAL OFFICIALS BEARING TORCHES ESCORTED THE RELIC, WHILE THE PATRIARCHS OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCHES FOLLOWED THE POPE IN THE PROCESSION.

    THE POPE PLACED THE RELIC ON THE ALTAR OF THE COUNCIL, AND MASS WAS CELEBRATED. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE START OF YESTERDAY'S ECUMENICAL COUNCIL SESSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABO6H3OSWBJZYUEXOII59MCCE8
    Media URN:
    VLVABO6H3OSWBJZYUEXOII59MCCE8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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