Pope Paul VI elected in 1963
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.
• Paul VI, known as "the pilgrim pope," visited the United Nations in New York City in 1965 and, according to his biography on the official website of the Vatican, was the first pope to visit five continents.
• On Aug. 6, 1978, aged 80, Paul VI died of a heart attack.
Program: CBC News Special
Broadcast Date: December 31, 1963
Last updated: March 1, 2013
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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