Pope John Paul II elected in 1978
From all over the world, Catholic cardinals travel to the Vatican to choose the man who will lead the Church. CBC Digital Archives presents coverage of four such elections, from the election of John XXIII in 1958 through Paul VI in 1963 to two conclaves in 1978: John Paul 1 and John Paul II.
• John Paul II was himself beatified on May 1, 2011 by his successor Benedict XVI, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany.
• For more about John Paul II, see the CBC Digital Archives topic The 1984 Papal Visit.
Broadcast Date: Oct. 17, 1978
Program: CBC News Special
Host: Larry Stout
Reporter: Joe Schlesinger
Guest: Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger
Last updated: July 8, 2013
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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