Pope John XXIII chosen in 1958
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.
• The Globe and Mail newspaper reported on October 30 that the Pope's coronation would take place Nov. 4, 1958, on the feast day of St. Charles Borromeo. Roncalli admired the saint, a patron of learning and the arts who was known for his humility and devotion to reforming the Church.
Broadcast Date: Nov. 2, 1958
Last updated: February 22, 2013
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