Patriarch Athenagoras becomes head of Greek Orthodox church at Istanbul.
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Patriarch Athenagoras enthroned as head of the Greek Orthodox church. Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey.
M/S Patriarch (chief priest) crossing himself before kissing object on white-clothed candle-bedecked table. He then sits down at table with others. C/U Patriarch. M/S Patriarch and others seated round table. M/S Patriarch seated at table crossing himself. Various shots Patriarch standing and praying. Candle bearers stand in front of him. M/S the congregation, pan to the Patriarch kissing gold crucifix and blessing the congregation with it, he hands it back to bearer. M/S Patriarch standing with bowed head before the congregation. C/U Patriarch blessing an American airman and another man. General view of the congregation. Interior shot of church with proceedings in progress.