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    POPE PAUL VI WILL OPEN THE SECOND SESSION OF THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL IN ST.PETER'S BASILICA?

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    POPE PAUL VI WILL OPEN THE SECOND SESSION OF THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL IN ST.PETER'S BASILICA NEXT SUNDAY.THE COUNCIL WAS LAUNCHED BY POPE JOHN LAST YEAR.THE BANKS OF SEATS BUILT FOR THE 2000 DELEGATES HAVE REMAINED INTACT AND ELECTRICIANS ARE CHECKING POWER LINES AND MICROPHONE CABLES.

    POPE PAUL HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE INTENDS NOT ONLY TO CONSOLIDATE BUT EXTEND THE PRINCIPLES OF UNITY AND GOODWILL AMONG ALL MANKIND THAT POPE JOHN FORMULATED.

    BUT THE SECOND SESSION WILL BE MARKED BY SEVERAL STRIKING INNOVATIONS APPROVED BY POPE PAUL.THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THAT ROMAN CATHOLIC LAYMEN HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO TAKE PART IN A WORLD ASSEMBLY OF THE CHURCH - THEY WILL ACT AS AUDITORS AND SPECIAL CONSULTANTS.POPE PAUL HAS ALSO APPOINTED THREE ADDITIONAL CARDINALS TO THE PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL - (MAKING A TOTAL OF THIRTEEN).MORE IMPORTANT, THE POE HAS APPOINTED FOUR CARDINALS AS HIS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AT ALL COUNCIL MEETINGS.

    THE SECOND SESSION WILL END ON DECEMBER 8TH.A THIRD SESSION WILL OPEN NEXT YEAR - PROBABLY IN THE AUTUMN - AND VATICAN EXPERTS PREDICT A FOURTH IN THE SPRING OF 1965.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCZ7KDJKVDZLQ916I2ERHRACA
    Media URN:
    VLVACCZ7KDJKVDZLQ916I2ERHRACA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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