• Short Summary

    IN AN ELABORATE CEREMONY AT THE VATICAN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) POPE PAUL INVESTED THIRTY-THREE NEW CARDINALS FROM 19 COUNTRIES WITH THE SYMBOL OF THEIR OFFICE -- THE RED BIRETTA.

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    CEREMONY.




    Initials GEP/V/MR/ES



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    Background: IN AN ELABORATE CEREMONY AT THE VATICAN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) POPE PAUL INVESTED THIRTY-THREE NEW CARDINALS FROM 19 COUNTRIES WITH THE SYMBOL OF THEIR OFFICE -- THE RED BIRETTA.

    TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE, FRIENDS AND RELATIVES OF THE NEW CARDINALS FILLED THE VATICAN'S ORNATE WHITE AND GOLD DECORATED HALL OF BENEDICTIONS FOR THE OCCASION.

    AFTER THE POPE'S ADDRESS, THE NEW CARDINALS, DRESSED IN RED, MADE THEIR PROFESSION OF FAITH AND THEN THEIR TRADITIONAL VOWS OF FIDELITY TO CHRIST AND OBEDIENCE TO THE POPE. THE VOWS WERE FOLLOWED BY A NEW PROMISE INTRODUCED BECAUSE OF THE PRESENT TIME IF CONTROVERSY WITHIN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. THE CARDINALS SWORE THAT THEY WOULD NOT "DIVULGE TO THEIR DAMAGE OR DISCREDIT THE CONSILIA (INSTRUCTIONS OR INFORMATION) ENTRUSTED TO ME EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE HOLY SEE."
    EACH CARDINAL GENUFLECTED IN TURN BEFORE THE POPE WHO HANDED HIM THE SILK BIRETTA AND GAVE HIM THE 'KISS OF PEACE'. AFTER STEPPING DOWN FROM BEFORE THE ALTAR THE NEW CARDINALS TURNED TO THE OLDER ONES PRESENT AND EMBRACED THEM.

    THE CEREMONY, WAS THE FIRST AT WHICH THE THREE CORNERED CAP HAS BEEN USED. CARDINALS USED TO RECEIVED THE 'GALERO' A BROAD BRIMMED, TASSELLED RED HAT WHICH WAS NEVER WORN. IT WAS ABOLISHED IN A RECENT REFORM OF CHURCH VESTMENTS.

    THE NEW PRINCES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH RECEIVED THEIR OF APPOINTMENT AFTER A SECRET CONSISTORY ON MONDAY. TODAY (THURSDAY) THE POPE AND THE NEW CARDINALS TOGETHER CELEBRATE MASS IN ST PETER'S. AFTER THE SERMON THE POPE WILL PRESENT EACH CARDINAL WITH THE OTHER SYMBOL OF OFFICE -- THE RING.

    WITH THESE NEW CREATIONS THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS HAS NOW WITH 134, MORE MEMBERS THAN EVER BEFORE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66HZKGB3RJ5YU136MO8ZV4K54
    Media URN:
    VLVA66HZKGB3RJ5YU136MO8ZV4K54
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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