• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SOLEMNLY CLOSED THE VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL, WHICH IN THREE YEARS LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR A ROMAN CATHOLIC REFORMATION AND OPENED UP NEW PROSPECTS FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY.

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    PROCESSION; THE POPE BORNE ALONG THROUGH CROWD; THE POPE SPEAKING (SOF) FROM HIS THRONE IN ITALIAN.




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    Background: POPE PAUL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SOLEMNLY CLOSED THE VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL, WHICH IN THREE YEARS LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR A ROMAN CATHOLIC REFORMATION AND OPENED UP NEW PROSPECTS FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY. THE COUNCIL CLOSED WITH A CEREMONY IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE, VATICAN CITY, ATTENDED BY ABOUT 100,00 PEOPLE AND 86 GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES.

    POPE PAUL CELEBRATED THE FINAL MASS ON THE STEPS OF ST. PETER'S BASILICA. HE BADE FAREWELL TO THE 2,300 CARDINALS, BISHOPS AND OTHER CHURCH REPRESENTATIVES WHO GO BACK TO THEIR DIOCESES WITH 16 DECREES AND DECLARATIONS MAPPING OUT NOT ONLY STEPS FOR THE CHURCH'S INTERNAL REFORM, BUT DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EXPECTED TO HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

    THE POPE ALSO SAID GOODBYE TO ABOUT 100 OBSERVERS FROM PROTESTANT, ORTHODOX AND OTHER CHRISTIAN CHURCHES WHO HAVE CLOSELY FOLLOWED THE COUNCIL'S WORK. THE LATE POPE JOHN'S DREAM OF CHRISTIAN UNITY, FOR WHICH HE LARGELY OPENED THE COUNCIL ON OCTOBER THE 11TH, 1962, REMAINS UNFULFILLED. BUT THE OBSERVERS RECOGNISE OPENLY THAT A NEW SPIRIT HAS BEEN CREATED WHICH PROMISES MUCH FOR THE FUTURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA94NZJ0X47Q9PK12LP3QWD3DDK
    Media URN:
    VLVA94NZJ0X47Q9PK12LP3QWD3DDK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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